Our Spiritual Muscles
We Have Spiritual Muscles – Part I
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:6-21
Key Verses: Hebrews 13:20-21
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
At an early age, we all learned that we have muscles. We also learned that we must exercise them if we want them to get stronger and stay strong. Even though we know this about muscles, we sometimes forget that if we stop using them, the body will not waste the energy it needs to take care of them. Instead, your body will start to break your muscles down, which causes them to decrease in size and strength; this is “muscle atrophy”.
God gives all believers “spiritual muscles”. This is the definition of “spiritual muscles”: the ability to carry out what God wants you to accomplish in this life.
Spiritual muscles do the same thing for us as our physical muscles; they enable us to do what we need to do. It is our spiritual muscles that get us to where we will hear from God these all-important words: “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21).
True Christ-followers want to be all they can be for God and accomplish all He wants us to accomplish. Many believers wonder, and even worry, that they do not or cannot be that kind of Christ-follower.
I am praying that this month’s devotionals help all of us who truly care about God’s opinion to be more confident that we have the knowledge and the ability to be good and faithful servants in God’s Kingdom.
The first critical piece of information to know is that our spiritual muscles come from the Lord Himself. The Key Verses for this week remind us that God equips us with everything good for doing His will and works in us what is pleasing to Him.
The old saying “Where God guides, He provides” is so true. God gives us the muscle to do all that He wants us to do in this life.
Father, help me to remember that You have already given me all the spiritual muscles I need to please You in this life. I ask in Jesus’s Name, amen.