The older I get (no jokes, comments, or making fun of me please!) the more gravity wreaks havoc on my body!
Things sag where they didn’t before, clothes don’t fit the same and all of that, BUT the biggest difference is related to exercise and fitness activity. I have never been able to jump extremely high or run exceptionally fast or for extreme long distances, but the older I get, the STINKIN’ less I can do anything without killing me!
I have tried to reverse the process with adding P90x to my regular routine, but it is harder and harder the older I get.
It all comes down to gravity weighing the ole’ body down! I feel the weight more than ever on my body and the body feels good for nothing!!!!!
Isn’t that the way it is with us spiritually? The more weight we carry spiritually, emotionally, and relationally, the less we feel capable of being loved by God and we feel less capable of being used by God.
GOD WANTS US FREE FROM JUNK THAT CONTINUES TO WEIGH US DOWN!
Read Hebrews 12:1-2 here.
I talk to people that have turned to follow Christ and they inevitably say, “Yeah, I trusted Christ to forgive me for my sins, BUT……….THAT IS A BIG BUT! They always refer to something that keeps them from living free!
Either he forgave us or He didn’t. The same work that Christ did on the cross to forgive us from our sins is the same work He did to remove the baggage and free us from the baggage that weighs us down. GRAVITY WREAKS HAVOC ON THE SOUL!
God does not want….nor did He intend for you to carry baggage for the rest of your life! We are not built to carry sin, shame, guilt…..whatever it is, into eternity. I say get rid of it now.
I want to jump higher….run faster….dance more freely! God wants that for me too!
The Body can be good for something!
Jesus came to free us from the baggage…….