In The Temple

April 29, 2012

“The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.” –Matthew 21:14

Read: Matthew 21

When Jesus entered the temple, what He found didn’t resemble its purpose. It didn’t take Him long to overturn some tables and drive out those who mistreated His holy place. Interestingly, the very next verse says, “The blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them.”

Friends, the enemy wants us to abuse the temple, this body. He wants us to either neglect it so we can’t live an abundant life, or he wants us to lose perspective with vain eyes. If you can’t see beyond the physical, or if you haven’t given your health enough attention, ask Jesus to overturn some tables. He can rebuild what we’ve destroyed. After all, it’s His temple. And that’s where He heals the blind and the lame.

–Jimmy Peña

WORKOUT OF THE MONTH: Body-Toning System

Sometimes, turning over tables when it comes to your health requires a little more motivation, a tad more accountability and a smidge more structure. The PrayFit 33-Day Body Toning System (Lionsgate) happens to provide all of that in abundance. This equipment-minimal, home-based workout helps you to build greater strength and muscle tone throughout your body, while also helping you to burn fat faster than ever.

With faith-charged workouts led by PrayFit founder Jimmy Peña, participants find themselves inspired and insistent on challenging themselves day in and day out for 33 days, honoring the One who made them.

“We don’t strive to be healthy to be loved by God,” Peña says. “We strive to be healthy because we are.”

The DVD is being distributed exclusively by the world’s largest Christian retailer, Thomas Nelson, and its family of retailers. Share the link with friends and family and run and informal fitness challenge, or just pick up a disc to start cleaning up your temple, one workout at a time. Post your reviews, workout experiences or comments here, or head over to our forums and start a workout journal today!


  1. Luz

    Thank you for this devotional. Three years ago I finally made that connection …my body is where the Holy Spirit dwells, I must take care of my temple. Since then I have become more physically active and making healthier food choice and surrounded myself with the proper support network.

  2. Ashley

    I’ve asked for that DVD for my birthday! Hope I get it. :)

  3. Lelia Chealey

    After a weekend of poor eating choices this was the perfect mesage to start the week with…thanks again PrayFit for the timely encouragement! :)

  4. Ron

    Awesome!! By the way, Ashley, you’re going to love the DVD! Hope your birthday is soon, as this gift will make it an even happier one!!

  5. Shauna

    Awesome Jimmy! You are such an inspiration. This revelation on why we should take care of our bodies is the unique thing about your program. When you understand why, it makes the commitment to becoming fitter so much easier for all of us. Thankyou!

  6. Patty

    Just received the video and cannot wait to try it out. Then to share with friends and family!!

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