Acts 3 begins with a sad story of a man who couldn’t walk. Every day his friends carried him to the gate where he sat and begged for alms. His inability to walk wasn’t his biggest problem though; his blindness was. Physically, his eyes worked just fine, but spiritually, his sight was blinded. He thought money was what he needed, so he was taken to the same spot each day to ask for what he thought he needed most.

We’re a week into the new year, and it’s still prime time to be looking ahead. For the most part, people are still clinging to their New Year’s Resolutions, trying to figure out how they’ll make them last. You may be a week into a new workout plan, diet, or reading habit. Those are good, but let me caution you: just like the lame man outside of the temple begged for money when he actually needed the healing only Jesus could provide, make sure you’re working toward the right things.

Here’s how Paul put it…

…train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

1 Timothy 4:7–8 (ESV)

I’m not saying stop going to the gym, I’m just saying don’t let a physical goal cause you to overlook a greater spiritual need.

Here’s to crushing goals and growing deep in 2018!


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