Daily inspiration: Like the sunrise, may God's blessings come to you this morning as you awaken and renew your spirit. Lord, I want to begin and end every day with You.
Daily Scripture & Reflection: I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6
A Time to Think: I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to men. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. –Abraham Lincoln
A Time to Act: Remember that faith will lead you through unsteady times.
A Time to Pray: Let me never be too old to hear Your word, God, and store it in my heart.
Birth verse for May 1: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5:1 NIV
PrayFit Devotional: Your Mission; April 30, 2013; Read: 3 John 1
“I hope you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” –3 John 1:2
I remember like it was yesterday, scrounging through an old box of books while whispering to myself, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it….” I’m smiling as I type this sentence. Great memories. See, in 1996, the movie of the year was the first Mission: Impossible, and I was bound and determined to see it. But as a young married couple, times were tight. With both of us working and in school, we watched every penny. I knew that in order for us to see the show, it was up to me. (Light the fuse, cue the music.)
Long story short, the sign at the end of the street read, “WE BUY BOOKS!” And fortunately, I kept every schoolbook I’d ever read (from every class). So if they were buying, I was selling. When Loretta got home, I greeted her with a kiss, a grin and two tickets. Special times.
That story came to mind recently when someone requested PrayFit resources for their church. Seems I’m still selling books. Only now it’s for what many see as an impossible mission: to conquer the obesity epidemic in our homes and churches. But I think John said it best. In his third epistle, the first thing he said to a man named Gaius was, “I hope you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.” (v. 2) A worthy hope he had for his friend, especially considering the times in which they lived. And it’s still a worthy hope today; a hope that defines our purpose at PrayFit. Is your church in need of help? Does someone you love need encouragement to be healthy for the right reasons? If so, we’re on a mission, and we’re bringing books. –Jimmy Peña
**I have one of the PrayFit books. It's good.