Psalm 40:2-3 KJV “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.”
It’s been a few years now since I moved back home and we are almost ready to leave again. I came here to do what needed to be done. With all of that behind me, we are looking ahead to move to where the LORD would guide us. In the mean time, with covid restrictions lifting, I am back at the gym.
Now before all of this insanity, I use to use gymnastic rings on a regular basis. Now I will tell you something, using rings are not easy, and the first time I tried them I thought my arms would fall off. After about two full years of solid training, every day, I was able to do a full iron cross.
Now the point of all this is to tell you something. When I went to the gym the other day I decided it was time for me to start those rings again. I knew it was going to be hard, and was it ever hard. I could not even hold myself off the ground let alone do a full muscle up. The most I could manage was one, using my legs for support. Rings, if you have ever used them are very unforgiving. You give them up for even a week, and you will find your body telling you “Hey where you been?” “You’re a stranger.” Don’t you think your just gonna waltz in here and all is well.” No way, not with rings. You might be able to get away with that with some types of exercise, but not this. You have to hold up your own weight. All of it, and drag it off the ground every time.
That reminded me of sin. I was thinking, what if I had to do that with my own sin? If I had to carry it around, and then lift it up all the time, every thought, every action, every inaction, every day for my entire life. What if? What if I just sort of forgot about it, and didn’t even worry about it, and then one day said “Will I am goona try to lift it all today, and see what it’s like.” Just like trying to use my rings, it would be impossible.
I came home and thought about JESUS. I am so grateful I don’t have to carry the weight of my sin. EVER! I am so happy I have a FATHER, and a BEST FRIEND that loved me enough to do it for me, for my entire lifetime. I am so full of joy that HE “muscles me” up and over the rings of my flesh when temptation would just love to keep me bitter, and on my belly. I love that HE always forgives. My rings, well talk to me again about it in a few years and I will tell you how it’s going….lol.
All Glory and Honour is Yours Almighty Father through Your SON, JESUS CHRIST!
image from google