I spent last week visiting the Joni and Friends Area Ministry in Missouri. What a week. And what a reminder of the gift of being unnecessary. All you have to do is spend time with kids and families impacted by special needs and your little kingdom crumbles.
A few days before leaving for Missouri, I took Loretta to see Hugh Jackman perform at the Hollywood Bowl. Of all the great songs he performed, one song from The Greatest Showman makes its way into today’s entry. “Towers of gold are still too little, these hands could hold the world but it’ll never be enough for me.” In light of Heaven, this world will never be enough. Our little kingdoms won’t come.
Bless God, what a gift it is to be unnecessary. God doesn't need our muscle, our grit or our flex. He doesn't need anything. He's God. We...are the needy ones.
More than we need to crush our goals, we need to be crushed by His grace. A thousand times more than we need to beat yesterday's best, we need to remember that it is already finished. Yes, my kingdom go. Please, just go.
God, please rearrange our workouts around You this week. Let each rep, each mile, each stretch be a note in a symphony of praise; one that's pleasing to You. Help us remember that while our bodies have some value, the muscle we build on earth carries no weight in Heaven. Please let our workouts be forgettable, and may our daily feats be nothing more than measly, measurable reminders that You gave us limits. We need You. We love You. Amen.
- Jimmy Peña
For Discussion: God gave us the gift of being unnecessary. This is us opening that gift. A show of hands for those that need to be forgettable this week.
Behind the Logo: For those that follow us on social media, you may have noticed some changes in logo and the use of my favorite number 2. Well, it’s our second gear. The second chapter of PrayFit - if you will - as we are about to launch an entirely new phase of the ministry. I can’t put into words my excitement. The theme verses for the new era come from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up….Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves….”
To celebrate the upcoming launch of the new side of the website, I’d like to share the beginnings of our new line of merchandise. I think you’ll dig them. Available for pre-order, with all proceeds going to benefit kids and families impacted by special needs.