More than just a building for exercise, this gym is a gathering place for people who refuse to be victims.
I meet God at the gym more days than not. I look around and see His power running rampant. I marvel at the ability of people who've strengthened in Him over time, and then rely on God even more as they push toward a goal. I find Him every time I request that my body finish one more repetition.
I feel Him the second I don't want to move and then He supplies the boost to do it.
The end of our own strength...it's a humbling and beautiful place. Training and perseverance sets us up for reliance on Him. It prepares us to tolerate the labor of all the beautiful things He's called us to here in this life.
Carry On Overcomers!
- How have you been encouraged to rely on God's strength instead of going it alone?
- How has He supplied the perseverance and the strength to you in the past? Were you surprised?
But if it comes to that, we’d rather the test showed our failure than yours. We’re rooting for the truth to win out in you. We couldn’t possibly do otherwise.
We don’t just put up with our limitations; we celebrate them, and then go on to celebrate every strength, every triumph of the truth in you. We pray hard that it will all come together in your lives." (2 Corinthians 13:4, Msg.)