13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Good morning and happy Tuesday!
I bought these cute new quad skates, and I have this dream that I am going to be this rockstar skater. For whatever reason, it’s been a lot harder for me to skate than it was when I was a kid. On Saturday, I went rollerskating, and I fell 4 times. I wore a helmet, but I still managed to slam my head on the ground causing major whiplash. I am still in so much pain when I get out of bed in the mornings and when I turn in some directions.
The problem was I have no core strength, so as soon as I lost my balance, I would fall rather than trying to save myself by using my core.
This verse relates to what I experienced. It says to be on your guard; stand firm … just like when I was skating, I have full of fear, was off my guard and was the furthest from the standing firm, and within minutes, I was on the ground. The same thing can happen to us in life if we don’t work on our core muscles. In the spiritual world, that means our faith.
We need to work on our faith; we need to work on our courage; we need to work on our strength. This way, when things get a little uneasy, we have a foundation to catch us before we fall.
Today as you go about your day, make a list of things that you can do to help you work on your faith, your courage, and your strength. Maybe it’s more worship time; maybe it’s more journaling time; maybe it’s just more time of having an open conversation with Him. Whatever it is, ask Him for guidance and do that one thing.
Jesus, thank you for a new day. Thank you for giving us everything we need to stand firm in our faith. Guide us as we work on our foundation of faith. We want to work on our core spiritual muscles. We want to work on our faith, our courage, and our strength. Help us find the one thing that works for us as we continue our journey with you. We love you, and it is in your Holy name that we pray, Amen!
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