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Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for February 12:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Daily Inspiration: If you have been treated unjustly by others or simply by life, avoid compounding the difficulty and forgive the persons involved. Lord, help me abandon the habit of reliving my hurts and humiliations and allowing them to control my emotional well-being.

Daily Scripture & Reflection: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. I Corinthians 14:33

A Time to Think: The antidote to frustration is a calm faith, not in your own cleverness, or in hard toil, but in God's guidance. –Norman Vincent Peale

A Time to Act: Learn to think calmly and confidently, no matter what comes your way.

A Time to Pray: Dear Lord, help me to remember Your peace is in my reach, no matter what circumstances I face.

Birth verse for February 12: We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. 1 Corinthians 2:12

PrayFit Devotional: Discipline Determines Destiny; Read: 1 Cor 9
February 12, 2013

I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.” –1 Corinthians 9:27

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Charles Stanley with In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. He delivered a message entitled, “Discipline Determines Destiny.” Of course, he made it clear that he wasn’t talking about eternal destiny, but that he wanted to discuss our earthly effectiveness; how we handle our money, our time, our relationships and ohhhh yes, while I was at the edge of my seat, he said it…”how we handle our health.”

None of the other topics received much of a reaction (perhaps because they were expected), but when he asked the question, “Who wants to live a long, healthy life?”, there was a noticeable murmur. When it became quiet, Dr. Stanley simply asked his congregation how they expected to live abundantly when they’re facing avoidable and preventable road blocks of health. Hearing it from me is one thing, but when Dr. Charles Stanley says it, it’s another thing altogether.

As he preached, I scribbled. He used words and phrases like,

The value we place on our health will be evident in our diligence…
Fulfilling, achieving, orderly, less stressful…
Aimless and lethargic versus Godly and confident…
Feeling good about yourself…
Nothing to do with age…
He still has the best in mind for you…
Positive impact on others…health can be a way to witness…
Build better health and a better faith…

Folks, go ahead and quiet the murmur in your mind and settle your thoughts on this one: Your health is important to God. Any personal justification you’ve otherwise convinced yourself with, is false. The call to action this week is a call of discipline. And it doesn’t matter what you decide to do. Just decide and work within your means. Walk the block or the dog. Do some push-ups or lift some weights. Walk away from the dessert menu and step up to the plate of clean eating. Discipline determines destiny, and if you’re reading this, yours is still unwritten.

–Jimmy Peña www.prayfit.com/2013/02/
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JUDSTERF 2/12/2013 7:11PM

    Thanks for sharing. It went along with my devotional for today which was on - you guessed it - - God's Peace For Us emoticon

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COOP9002 2/12/2013 3:33PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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LASKIE2 2/12/2013 1:53PM

    Thank you for sharing this wisdom!

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