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Bending Bibles and Barbells Class Tuesday…

"Strengthen Your Brothers"

Bending Bibles and Barbells Class Tuesday…

Bending Bibles and Barbells Class Tuesday 3-10-2015 (Yes, Last Week)

Scripture repeatedly informs us of the importance and enlightenment ever present in the Word of God.
Deuteronomy 30:14, says, “but the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may
observe it.” Furthermore, Hebrews states, “the word of God is alive and active…it judges the thoughts
and attitudes of the heart.” As well, we are told in the first Psalm, “blessed is the one who meditates on
his Law day and night.” So, the Word of God is an unavoidable part of us that is living and breathing in us
and around us that judges our thoughts and attitudes of which we should meditate day and night. I
reiterate the scriptures above to set up my proposal.

I propose that we do as it is written in 2 Corinthians 10:5, “destroying speculations and every lofty thing
raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of
Christ.” We do this very thing, using the knowledge of the Word written in the Bible and in our hearts,
and submit speculations and lofty things to God in prayer. Now, none of this is anything new. However,
my proposal is to take all of the conflicts, worries, and ideas that pass through your brain every minute
and submit them to prayer. Structure your thoughts so that they address the word that is in your heart
and present them to Jesus. I’m talking any and all thought could be transformed to prayer.

We, as the human race, kick and fight trying to perform tasks in our own strength. Only when it gets
hard or we fail do we begin to possibly put it before the Lord. Jesus is the Word. He is God with skin on.
Have a conversation with Jesus. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Why not when making a
decision put it to prayer? Even just the formulation of the question that needs a decision can be put to
prayer. Why not when dealing with an issue with a co‐worker or spouse just put the context of the
thought in prayer? Is there an issue to small? Is there an issue to big? How big is your God?

God is jealous for your time. He wants and warrants relationship with you. I say give it to Him. For a
Christian to be a Christian, one must have Christ. As the saying goes, “you are what you eat.” Well,
Jesus is the bread of life. Eat up! For in Luke 6:45, the bible reads, “The good man out of the good
treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth
what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.” So, fill yourself with the bread of life
(the Word) and transform your thought life so that your light will shine brightly.

I’ll leave you with this invitation.
Revelation 3:20
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to
him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”