Saturday, September 22, 2012

Afflictions test our Endurance

Hi guys, this past month I've been looking through Romans and found this passage really encouraging, especially because I'm on my health and fitness mission. So I hope it will also encourage all of you out there who are trying to get fit. So here it is:

Romans 5:1-5

"Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Also through Him, we have obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produced endurance, endurance produces character, and proven character produces hope. This hope does not disappoint, because God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."*

Just remember guys, to keep reaching for your fitness goals, no matter how tough it may get. Because our afflictions build endurance, endurance builds character, and a well developed character produces hope - and this hope does not disappoint.

In Jesus' name, AMEN.


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