It's time for a workout of the heart!
For often I go to bed
a resolve for the next day...
to be better than
the one I'm tucking in at night.
But upon the alarm
a voice whispers... STAY.
You are too tired, today,
You are not ready for this,
You just might not make it on your own.
Don't listen to those internal voices.
For they are only feelings...
that hold back,
that wear down
before we even get a chance at greatness.
A new heart today!
That is the #theTrainer's promise.
But often it needs a bit of...
A workout to awaken it.
A choice of the mind.
A decision of the will.
Just as God chose to chase after you.
He did you know.
He made a choice...
just for you!
So will you make a choice to...
let Him catch you?
Why don't you...
let Him run alongside?
Do not stay under the covers
a moment longer...
#theTrainer is now waiting.
You've run with Him before.
It matters not
when, why or what cause you to...
For He stands at the door
of you heart EVERY morning
And #theTrainer whispers directly to you,
as He did long ago, saying...
I have told you all this
so that you may have peace in Me.
Here on earth you will have
many trials and sorrows.
But take heart,
because I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NLT
He was not saying, lose heart.
He is not even telling us to let it beat
it's own independent rhythm.
But rather, to...
It will require action
on our part.
Get up and
Work it out
Or as the Greek used to say...
be bolstered within, warmed up...
empowered with a bold inner-attitude.
This is the result of the Lord infusing
His strength by His inworking of faith in us.
Jesus is encouraging you today...
He will empower you as you face this day.
He will give you whatever you need.
He never meant for us to live this life alone.
He never intended for us
to do this in our own strength.
So get out there today
with #theTrainer and
enjoy the heart-est workout
you've ever had.
Take some encouragement from this song
by Shane and Shane.
One of my favorites...
God of Ages Past
If you cannot see the video, click here.
If my hope is Christ alone
If where you are is where I’m home
If knowing you is my delight
If in God alone I’m satisfied
Then you won’t you come and break this old heart of stone
Start a fire in these broken bones
Here’s my soul it has been exposed to You
Oh God of ages past
Convince my heart at last
Come me of all I have in You
If my bread is your life laid down
If my cup, your blood poured out
If in your midst all joy is found
If where I walk, now holy ground
If You are the one who holds my future
If Your love is what I’m searching for
If You are the one, if You are the treasure
If You are the Lord
He knows how strong you really are...