Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.” vs. 16

2 Corinthians 4:13-16

Even as the apostle Paul grew older and became more aware of his physical limitations he never once told the Corinthians that he was staying away from carbs, counting his steps, or going to the gym for strength training. But he does tell them that his inner nature was being renewed day by day. There’s wisdom in his words that we could learn to take to heart. We live in a time when there is almost an obsession with the aging process and what it does to our bodies. There are even some who say that the physical decline that comes with the passing years can be reversed! The truth is that no matter how well we eat or exercise, our bodies are not going to last forever. This doesn’t mean that we should be careless about our eating or exercising. Those things do make a difference and can add quality to our golden years. But how much better it is to focus on renewing our spirits with regular prayer, contemplation, and worship. That way, even when our bodies fail us, we can live with joy and peace in our hearts, and as we draw our final breaths, we will be content. We will have lived well, and besides, with Paul, we know that the best is yet to come!

Thought for the Day: Am I living well?


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