Firm Foundation ~ Sunday Devotion
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
Jesus Christ never changes.
I’ve heard this verse many times; however, I hadn’t noticed the context before preparing this devotion. Right after reading that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, we read, “Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.” We’re reminded that Jesus Christ is reliable and trustworthy, and that’s the truth we must follow.
These verses had me reflecting on my health and fitness journey. For years, I listened to all kinds of “strange teachings” to lose weight. Every year, it was something different. I’ve tried and been disappointed by them all. All while having access to the One who created me and who could help me learn how to care for my body in a healthy way. The One who is reliable and has stood the test of time…unlike the fads that tried to steal my attention.
The bandwagon will be coming by again soon. Will you be jumping on and trying the latest gimmick, listening to all the strange teachings? I spent many New Year’s Eves scouring the internet ordering or signing up for something that promised weight loss and a better me. I doubt I need to tell you that it never worked. I only lost time and money and confidence…until I chose to build my healthy life on a firm foundation.
Jesus Christ is that firm foundation. He’s not going to leave us on our own. He does not base His love for us on what we do or how we look. We can trust His guidance for every area of our lives, even our health and fitness. With His Holy Spirit, we have the power to avoid distractions and keep our eyes on Jesus. Following Him leads to life, to freedom, and to peace. Unlike diets, He’ll not leave us frustrated and alone.
Action Step: Before you get carried away by the strange trends that are seeking your attention, stop. Spend time in God’s Word to remind yourself of who He is and who you are. He is your loving Creator that created you in a special way. Choose to build your healthy life on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ and His Word. It’s the only way to achieve sustainable lasting results.
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