I Promise Devotion – 1/12/2016

This week’s #ipromise principle:  Forgiveness is a promise to live not a problem to solve.

Today’s #ipromise principle:  Physical vitality is not valuable without spiritual vitality.

This truth does not change the fact that you cheated on that new diet plan yesterday while watching the football game or that you slept in today because you did not want to run in the sub-30 degree temperature.  Many people set health and body goals as the year begins, but often the most difficult obstacle they face is what to do when they mess up.

for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come  1 Timothy 4:8

You need a right perspective.  Physical training is valuable, but godliness is of greater value.  I encourage you and challenge you to consider God’s commands and truths when it comes to your body and health goals.  Remember that your value far exceeds this body, yet your body is valuable in God’s eternal and ongoing work.  Have right and pure reasons for being healthy this year.

Your body is the “temple of God.”  You want to “run the race marked out for you.”  You want to run in such a way “to not be disqualified.”

I challenge you to give your physical goals over the Lord’s spiritual purpose.  Choose to pursue Jesus through those goals.  When you do this forgiveness and grace are real in this area too.  A bad meal does not lead to a bad month.  A day off does not turn into another year of poor health.  Forgiveness and grace are spiritual truths that must have an everyday physical and practical impact.  We too often fail to see grace when it comes to personal and physical goals.

Grace is the greatest health plan offeredLive it.

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