Some say they train because they "get to" and others because they "have to."
What camp am I in? What about you?
This week is a good reminder to hug those close to us, and to help those less fortunate.
The self is that opponent I seldom slug. See, I pull my punches. I love him too much.
But even when I do by grace knock him down, he is never out.
This wasn't some pep talk: You can do it, Gideon. This was a description: God is with you, man of valor and you've already done it.
Stewardship is never showy, but it's not lazy. Stewardship doesn't start in the gym and end in a flex, but rather it begins and ends in a heart where God is pleased.
Foot washers never allow the pace of life to distract them from the purposes of God.
- Shawn Thornton
By grace we have Heaven, and our message to those around us on earth needs to be that we're looking forward to it. Confirming it in our hearts with the Lord. That we're working it out.
I know in my own life, if the simplest form of bodily stewardship is more than mindful management but in fact incomplete unless generosity is the result, I've missed it.
The chorus. My life and health - YOUR life and health - beautiful music that forms part of a larger work; the song of creation.
"Carry on my wayward son...
There'll be peace when you are done...
Lay your weary head to rest...
Don't you cry no more."
May the light of His glory and grace make it difficult for us to see ourselves as anything more or less than what we are.