This week we continue on in the theme of “Accepting Challenges!”
I shared my “Life Verse” with you last week through the VLOG and encouraged you to seek out and find your Life Verse and send it to me.
I am happy to share that several of you did just that! You “Accepted the Challenge” and proved that you too, are “getting into shape!”
Now I know that I spoke last week about my 30 day challenge to give up sugar, grains, dairy and Diet Coke. I also shared about my challenge to move this body God gave me each and every day. And yes, hopefully with commitment and repetition the best of doctors tell us that I should see a change in my health and shape.
I want to be healthy so that I have endurance to run this race that God has set before me!
“…let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
That is why I am doing my best to “strip off every weight that slows me down.” But this Blog and my Challenge is not about losing weight, looking good, or even exercising. This Blog/VLOG is dedicated to what I believe is the “race God has set before me to run with endurance,” which is, Speaking His Truth In Love!
That is the reason that I chose to share my three part challenge with you. The third part and the least important part, is the physical. Without taking Step One, to get up early and put God’s Word into my heart and mind, and Step Two, to step out in faith to Blog and VLOG, I would never have the strength to accomplish Step Three, eating healthy foods for my mind and body!
The “getting into shape” that I am referring to is the kind that lasts forever! It is the kind of shape that draws us closer to our living God. It is the kind of shape that forms our character into those that care, love and give selflessly to others. It is the kind of shape that puts the power of the Word of God into our lives and changes us and the lives of others. It is the kind of shape that puts us at risk to being conformed to the image of Christ!
It truly is the only “getting into shape” that really matters! It is the putting of God’s Word into our lives daily so that as the prophet Isaiah shared; “The Word of God will accomplish the purpose for which God gave it.”
I was blessed and encouraged by all of the verses you shared and I want to share them this week with all of us, so that we can all be encouraged by them.
When we talk about the Word of God we are speaking about POWER! GOD’S POWER!
The only power to accept any challenge God gives, and accomplish it!
As you read the powerful LIFE VERSES these women have shared with you and I, I pray it will encourage you to step out in Faith, find your LIFE VERSE, and develop a “DANGEROUS HABIT!” The habit of reading scripture and allowing it to “SHAPE” your life!
Debbie shared: Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, For the Lord Your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Sheri shared: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in The Lord with all your heartened lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Kelly shared: Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
These women have stepped into the Challenge with me to “Develop the Dangerous Habit of Allowing God’s Word to Shape Your Life.”
“For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
Do you want to get into shape? Are you ready for the Power of the Word of God to cut away anything in you that doesn’t look like JESUS? Are you ready to have your life changed into the very purpose that God created you for? Are you willing to get into the best shape you have ever been in in your life?
Then Let’s GO!!!! Let’s accept this Challenge together to form the “Dangerous Habit” of reading Scripture daily! God promises it will change us from the inside out, and put us in the best shape we have ever been in! The shape God intended for us to be in!
Reading God’s Word daily, whips you into shape!
That’s the challenge this week friends, TO BE IN THE WORD OF GOD EVERY DAY!
YOU CAN DO IT! Open up the word of God, and let it’s transforming power whip you into the best shape you have ever been in!
We are in this together! See you back here next week as God lays another TRUTH BOMB on us! KABOOM!
Speak Truth Love