WE DON’T GET to pick our body type; we just accept our assignment as God’s gift and do our best to work with it. Regardless of our portion in the distribution, we’re meant to be strong. The naturally muscular (mesomorphs) may do the heavy lifting with ease, but God assures us that the endomorphs (thicker ones) and ectomorphs (thinner ones) are fearfully and wonderfully made too. Wiry strength and curvy contours are perfectly acceptable expressions of God’s strong design; they’re just packaged differently.
—Wendy LeBolt, Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God Through Our Bodies (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who hope in the Lord.
—Psalm 31:24 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, help me put my love for you in motion: reaching to hold, lifting heavy loads, showing up when it counts, applauding to share my joy.
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