Finally be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
At a circus or carnival there is often a strongman displaying feats to astound us such as bending metal bars, lifting huge dumbbells or breaking boards. He is strong, mighty, and powerful. His strength is indeed amazing but there is one stronger yet that can give you strength to stand up to problems in life. His name is Jesus.
Lifting weights is a good thing. I go to the gym regularly and love to lift weights to stay in shape. Our inner man has to stay strong as well. To build strength inside it is necessary to feed your spirit daily with the word of God and prayer. The word is like a shield to protect us from Satan and give us power to defeat Him. The more you read and memorize His Word, the stronger you become. You may find it hard to discipline yourself to physically work out and thus become flabby and overweight. Likewise when you neglect time with God you become a spiritual weakling. Make up your mind today to be a strongman for God!
PRAYER: Lord you are good and your mercies endue forever and ever. I love your Word and do not like to neglect my time with You although at times I have. Forgive me Lord. I seek to get stronger each and every day. In Jesus' name.Amen.