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.
We're going back to sit with Paul in prison cells and dark corners. We'll watch as he painfully and poetically places each word of this sentence in its place. Of the many treasures he crafted, this was worth its weight in gold. If he were writing sheet music, this was a high C.
Guys, I don't know, but there must be a reason why as I read these sentences and phrases, a strange peace comes over me. There has to be a reason why as I read them, I am - even but for a brief second - given deep release as if I'm actually living this way or that I've been given the keys to freedom; my heart buoyed in a sea that so easily causes me to sink
Our new posture - before and after every rep, every pose, every hold, and every goal that we set - will serve as a reminder that our health and our opportunities to succeed all come from God.
I've moaned in pain over the years, and I know many of you have too.
Did my praise of His healing mirror my plea for His help? Did yours?
The best moment your body will ever experience
is when the glory of His grace is on display.
an unmoved mountain is as much an indicator of God's strength as one that's been thrown into the sea.
Sounds kind of corny to describe it that way,
but I glorified in my ability to lift stuff.