Sunday Devotions 2023

Keep It Simple ~ Sunday Devotion

But I am frightened, fearing that in some way you will be led away from your pure and simple devotion to our Lord, just as Eve was deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden. 2 Corinthians 11:3 (TLB)

The gospel is simple: Love God. Love others. Yet, we complicate it. Many view it as performance-based, a list of rules to follow, and then feel judged based on how well they follow said rules. Oftentimes, feeling as if they’ll never be good enough.

For many, it’s the same with their approach to healthy living. We complicate it. We make it performance-based. The more we do, the better we are. In contrast, if we’re not obsessing over our health, then we’re not good enough. Too often, we’re led astray by diets that have tons of rules and lists to follow promising that we’ll get results only for them to fail us in the long-term.

Healthy living is quite simple. Drink water. Move regularly. Eat a variety of food.

Don’t be deceived. Don’t become overwhelmed. Keep it simple – your faith and your fitness. Get rid of the preconceived ideas about how “a Christian” should live or what a “healthy person” should look like. Keep it simple, and you’ll become the person God created you to be.

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Commit to daily time with the Lord. Some days it might be five minutes; other days you might have an hour. He doesn’t judge you by the amount of time. He simply wants you to come into His presence. 

Drink some water. You don’t need a gallon a day. Drink an extra glass today.

Take a walk and get some fresh air. You don’t have to join a gym or run for an hour. Put on your shoes, go outside, and walk around the block.

Eat something that’s satisfying. Add a fruit or vegetable today. There are no lists you must follow or numbers you need to track. Get in tune with your own body. 

God is interested in your everyday life. He sees you, and He loves you. He wants to spend time with you and help you in every area of your life. If it’s important to you, it’s important to Him. 

Action Step: Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels as it relates to your faith and/or your fitness? Have you been deceived by a plan or program that requires you to check off a bunch of boxes and do everything a certain way? How can you simplify your faith and your fitness? Choose to keep it simple, and you’ll become the best version of yourself.

Happy Sunday!

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