I recently watched Francis Chan discuss a chapter from his book "Crazy Love" and in this video curriculum he talked about - of all topics - an autopsy. Fortunately, he said, he wasn't able to be there in person, but that maybe there's something healthy about seeing a body laying on a table and realizing that it will be us someday. Francis went on to say that "Sometimes we have too high a regard for human bodies and life on earth."
King Solomon said, "It's better to go to a house of mourning than a house that is feasting, because death is the destiny of every man and the living should take this to heart." (Ecclesiastes 7:2)
Nothing like a house of mourning speech to put a spring in our step this Thursday, but seriously guys, let's set goals. Real, godly goals. What would that look like for us today? Maybe it's as simple as: Get to the gym worshipping. Train worshipping. Leave worshipping. After all, what is it about our workouts that will last 100 years from now? A few that come to mind: 1) Our conversations with God 2) the love we have for others and 3) what we did in service of the Kingdom with the health we were given.
So, smile. Train hard. Invite someone to church. Shake hands. Work. Offer spots. Pray for someone. Dig deep. Give God all the glory and deflect the praise. Fight. Ask someone to pray for you. Spend your "me time" on His terms. Push against the elements, but love more than you lift. That's crazy.
PrayFit Virtual 5K Coast-to-Coast
Will you run with me? So far 14 states are represented in our virtual 5K. With California in the lead, Arizona, Tennessee, Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina are all in. Click here to sign up. Everyone gets medals and t-shirts, but you have to secure yours soon to be assured your medal on event day. You can create teams or go solo. Let's do this.