Renewed strength from a physical standpoint is something that is worth more to mankind than silver and gold. The aging process forces us to look at life differently. At age 55 I can see things now that I had no clue about 10, 15, or 20 years ago.
Through my high school and young adult years I was very athletic. I prided myself in taking care of my body. Although I still believe in exercise and good nutrition, I’m nowhere near as athletic as I once was.
I’ve heard Christians rejoice in the fact that we will rule and reign with Christ throughout eternity. But I’ve never heard anyone rejoicing about the fact that we have the ability to experience renewed strength and grow bigger, stronger and better now in this life.
I don’t spring off the couch as fast as I once did. When I look in the mirror I see the tell tale signs of a body that isn’t quite as youthful as it once was. Given the fact that I have such an exuberance for life, these signs of aging and the realization that I’m closer to the end of my journey than the beginning can be a little unnerving. How I long for renewed strength.
Bigger, Stronger, Better
What if by some miracle of science we were told that its possible to become bigger, stronger and better physically? What if there was a way to reverse the aging process by using a product that would give us the renewed strength that we so desperately seek? What if we could increase physically instead of declining physically? Most people would welcome such a revelation. The news of this kind of scientific breakthrough would literally change the world.
Renewed Strength: Becoming bigger, stronger, and better God’s way
But wait a minute. According to God’s Word our spirits (the real us) can experience renewed strength with each and every day. According to God’s Word IT IS POSSIBLE TO GROW BIGGER, STRONGER AND BETTER WITH EACH AND EVERY DAY! What a revelation!
I wonder if we actually understand the reality of this truth. I’ve heard brothers and sister in Christ rejoice in the fact that we have eternal life. I’ve heard Christians rejoice in the fact that we will rule and reign with Christ throughout eternity. But I’ve never heard anyone rejoicing about the fact that we have the ability to experience renewed strength and grow bigger, stronger and better NOW IN THIS LIFE.
The New and Improved Body of Christ
I’d like to encourage you today if you’re struggling in a particular area of your life that in Christ you have the ability to experience renewed strength in your walk with God. You can become bigger, stronger and better spiritually. Physically speaking, on the day each of us was born, our bodies began the slow procession to the grave.
However, when we made Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives a whole new door of opportunity opened up to us. Though our outward man is perishing, we have the ability to become bigger, stronger and better spiritually with each and every day.
So the next time you look at yourself in the mirror see yourself for who you really are. Feed on the Word of God and see yourself bigger, stronger and better. Begin to handle the situations and circumstances of life with the renewed strength that only the Word of God can provide.
Chart your growth progress just as a bodybuilder charts his or her progress. Be strong regardless of how you may feel. Be strong and allow your spirit man to rise up and defeat the enemy with the eternal life-giving power of Jesus Christ which resides within you.