Posts Tagged ‘resistance’

Shackles and Heavy Burdens

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went to a solitary place, where he prayed. –Mark 1:35 Read: Mark 1 Way back in the day, I would often incorporate various tools and tactics into my training in order to become stronger, better. One of my favorites […]


If God Asks…

“We live by faith, not by sight.” –2 Corinthians 5:7 Read: 2 Corinthians 5 I know we typically end our study with a question, but today we’re starting with one. I’m wondering: Would you forfeit your health for the Lord? More specifically, would you give up your fitness lifestyle if God asked you to?


Live, Eat and Sleep

There he is. He’s been up all night. If you’ve been with us the last couple of days, you know what he’s writing and to whom. He’s almost to the end of one of his letters. The rhythmic regularity of the occasional drop of water echoes off the cold walls of the prison, and the light of […]


Grace Solves for Why

“But he gives us more grace.” –James 4:6 Read: James 4 Max Lucado once wrote, “Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.” I thought of that last week as my doctor cleared me to start healing on the inside. See, my 14-day check-up […]


High Gear

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” –Ephesians 2:10 Read: Ephesians 2 On a recent Saturday afternoon, my husband came home beaming with excitement. He had the rare opportunity to view a friend’s personal collection of 50 vintage cars. Ferraris, […]


Be Healthy, Quietly

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” –Matthew 6:1 Read: Matthew 6 We’ve been talking a lot lately about the importance of our physical health as a means of praise, and if that […]


DEVOTION COSTS

September 19, 2011 Read: Luke 10:38-42 “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” –Luke 10:41, 42 When I was 19 years old, my college buddies and I would base the week’s […]


AN ATHLETE'S FAITH

January 10, 2010 Read: 1 Corinthians 9 “All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.: –1 Corinthians 9:25 PRAYFIT QUOTE OF THE WEEK “It doesn’t take faith to be physically fit, but if we have faith, we […]