Why I try hard to stay in good shape & healthy?!
I try very hard to stay in good shape and healthy based on the motivation that I must be in good shape and healthy to be able to pursue the Father’s heart continually and through Faith I will be able to serve Him and be fruitful worker in His vine by doing His preassigned good works for me toward His peoples and become transformed to be like Him in the process.
I try hard to stay in good shape and healthy to honor and to respect His temple and image and to prepare for His Holy Spirit who is always ready for much deeper indwelling in me.
I try to stay in good shape and healthy so I can stay tuned in and in constant connection with the Father, raising and praising His Holy name “Elohim” which is above all names.
I try to stay in good shape and healthy to keep my heart alive and a true source of the springs of life.. for Jesus says “23 (Above all), watch (guard) over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23
I try hard to stay in good shape and healthy to be able to stay humble and hungry and strong and courageous and never be dismayed; preparing for His second kingdom to come for the Lord says “Yes, I am coming quickly” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. Rev. 22:20
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose”
The gospel (changes the lives) of those who believe its message.
The gospel (gives believers hope beyond this life). Believers have the (hope of a future in heaven).
Why do people accept the gospel?
Why do they sacrifice for the gospel?
Why do people live for the sake of the gospel?
Because of (THE HOPE) they have. Unbelievers today (often) want to buy something now and pay for it later. Christians are (willing) to pay now and receive later.
Paul said, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
Jim Elliot, a modern-day martyr, put it this way, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose” (Elliot 1958, 172). Paul recognized the (POWER OF HOPE) to inspire faith and love.
Finally, Paul offers thanks for the Corinthains hope. He believes their hope is foundational to their faith and love. Hope, in Scripture, (is not simply a wish)—it is a confident expectation founded upon God’s promise, provision, and character. God guarantees a wonderful eternity in His presence. Paul declares their inheritance is “stored up” for them “in heaven.” This was proclaimed to them as an integral part of the gospel message (1 Corinthians 15:12-22; 1 Peter 1:3-5) (Barton et al. 1995, 149).
The gospel’s foundational message is HOPE!!
Prison Epistles – Leroy Bartel
But the relationship (With the Father) established by creation is of a far greater dependence, so that nothing God has made can exist without His support. Out of human acts it is only music that bears some resemblance to this, for when the voice is silent there is no longer any song.
God, then, is within all creation, because He is its cause. He is within every stone and leaf and child. Nothing, with life or without, evil or good, can fail to contain Him as the source of its energy, its power, its existence; He is “the soul’s soul.” Not only, therefore, must I train myself to see with reverence that everything contains Him, but I must especially realize His intimacy and relationship to myself.
The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul – BEDE JARRETT, O.P. 1918
Paul had never made it to Rome yet! But he had written the book of Romans to share His yearning to visit and share the Gospel and the fruit of the Holy Spirit with them!! Based on the 3 motivations for Christian Evangelism.
– I am under (Obligation)
– I am (Eager) to preach the gospel
– I am (Unashamed)
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you, always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine. I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that often I have planned to come to you (and have been prevented so far) so that I may obtain some fruit among you also, even as among the rest of the Gentiles. (I am under obligation) both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. So, for my part, (I am eager to preach the gospel) to you also who are in Rome. For (I am not ashamed) of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.””
Romans 1:8-17 NASB
Losing it, justifies every proposed action, away from the Father’s blueprint of life “The Bible”. Which leads to self death through self distraction.
Now Imagine (RELIGIOUS GROUPS) OR better yet (NATIONS & LEADERS) losing their true identity..by
(Ignoring their History including their ancestors’ sacrifices, the homelands where they originally came from, their principles, what they stand for, what they ought to fight for and their nation’s future!)
And this is my take on our present world’s situation, should anyone dare to agree to ignore it…a wise person can’t deny the fact that all this present chaos is based on utilizing (Religious Terrorism) to achieve (Political Objectives!!) and ultimately dominate the distribution of world powers.
My question is simple but hard to apply, for how long would we be willingly willing to allow mainstream media to brain wash our brains?!! The truth is just one search engine away!