Three days a week, I go to the gym. I take a radio with earphones with me because it’s easier to sweat when you’re entertained. There’s a lot of noise at the gym, so I turn the sound up LOUD. Climbing on the exercise bike, I set the pace, close my eyes and you just wouldn’t BELIEVE the places I don’t go!
One morning, as I started my pace, my favorite tunes were playing. The imaginary miles started slipping by as I pedaled to the rhythm. Shutting my eyes, I let the sound move me! Somewhere along the way, I started singing to myself. I can NOT sing; at church, I have to watch people around me to see where I’m supposed to clap!
Song over, I shut the bike off and climbed down. The folks on the bikes beside me were just cracking UP! As I walked away, somebody hollered at me, “Thanks for the concert”! How embarrassing!
As I headed toward the weight room, the precious Holy Spirit quickened my heart. Even when we don’t realize it, the world is watching us. Sometimes, we aren’t sure what to do or which way to go. But whatever our choice, somebody is watching to see what our choice will be.
In all our ways; attitudes, relationships, goals and entertainment choices, we should acknowledge Christ as Lord of our life and do only those things that represent Him. We call ourselves Christians—but are we moving to the beat of the world, or the rhythm of the word of God?
I Timothy 1:15-16 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.