It’s Faith-refresher Wednesday
I have found it quite challenging to make it to the gym these past few weeks. Extra work days, troubles with Amanda, and other ‘stuff’ has made it so easy to say, “I’m too tired” or “I have too much to do”. Well I made it twice last week and have already gone two times this week … so I’m trying my best.
But it made me think 🙂
Having a gym membership doesn’t make you instantly fit and in shape – does it? Many people join a gym with good intentions, or wishful thinking. But unless you take active participation by frequent visits and dedication to the weights, machines, and exercise classes – you will not get fit! Same idea holds true for many things – joining a golf country club won’t guarantee you a great golf score unless you get out there and play a whole lot of golf! Want to learn to knit? Simply signing up for lessons won’t put socks on your feet – you have to learn and practice.
This past Saturday morning our Summer Saturday Women’s Drop-in Bible Study did a lesson on PEACE.
Peace – Ahh … something we all crave and need.
One bible verse about peace that really hit home to me was this one:
1 Peter 3:10-11 For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.”
God wants you to have faith and trust Him – and to seek and ask him for peace. But you can’t just say, one day, I’m a Christian and … well … join the club. You have to commit to the relationship and put in some time.
Want peace? Ask God – for He Himself is peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.
Oh – he might have you lift a few weights or take several swings at acquiring that peace – but you will learn a lot and feel wonderful when peace is attained.
Peace is ours through Christ Jesus – but you have to actively pursue it … and pursue HIM.
Grace and peace to you,
btw – if you are in the Trenton/Woodhaven area this Saturday – the Summer Saturday Women’s Drop-in Bible Study meets again at 8am at the Panera at West & Allen.