God loves our souls so much He framed them with bodies. How does knowing that change the way you view the importance of health, the care you give your body and the heavenly purpose it represents?
I can explain a lot about this body, but my feeble self can't explain why God gives grace to the soul inside.
My little kingdom won't come, and His ultimate goal for my life isn't to make my body work.
Go ahead and quiet the murmur in your mind and settle your thoughts on this one: Your health is important to God
I'm God, you're not. Get dressed. Lift some weights. Get pumped. Feel the fullness of your manhood! Ready? Good. Because in all your "human" ability, you can't answer Me.
There is a purpose to our health, and it's not so that we can crush goals; what tiny objectives.
I lift my eyes to the mountains. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made Heaven and earth.
— Psalm 121:1
As fitness people, as hard-chargers, as iron-pushers, as mile runners, record-breakers, goal makers, and as broken-down, out-of-the-game lifters like me, the empty tomb is full of grace, and joy, and relief.
Given to us by God for God.
May we marvel at how low Jesus went to meet us;
that he rode on a donkey and spent his last minute with sinners.
All of the stirring of desire that swirls deep within my belly for my most prized objective was given to me by Jesus to be used on Him alone
You’re hand-picked. Like the donkey in our story,
you may be the carrier of their only hope.
Jesus didn't just die to give us a clean slate,
but to give us His righteousness.
(Take a swing at that for a second.)
PLUS: An iPrayFit Project Update
Our infirmities become the black velvet on which the diamond of God’s love glitters all the more brightly.
You don't always get what you work for. But you always know WHO you work for, and that's the difference. A difference only grace can distinguish.
Meet Jean Valjean. A just-released prisoner. A vagabond with a past. No room in the inn. Nobody to take him in. Until, of course, he knocks on the door of a bishop named Monseigneur Myriel.
I want that to continuously be our plea and our most earnest desire. Like David, to seek Him in His temple and to seek Him with ours.