So last week I hauled my reluctant body back to the gym hoping few, if anyone, would be there. It wasn't bad, only two young men, ages of my own sons. One a trainer for motor-cross riders, the other a motor- cross rider...not too intimidating.
Adele's voice came powering through the gym. I enjoy her voice and she motivates me to run faster. While sweating and desiring to stop I was propelled to continue as one young man began to sing with her. It was comical. Something I would hear at my own house.
The song was Set Fire to the Rain. He was having fun, although no one would vote for him on American Idol or the Voice, his comical singing inspired his trainee to continue. Then he commented, "now listen to the words...set fire to the rain. How dumb is that? You can't set fire to the rain."
I started to grin as my head started rehearsing the story of Elijah and the priests of Baal.
I Kings 18:38Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
I resisted the urge to tell this young man he had forgotten his Sunday School lessons, instead, I just continued my rehearse of the Word of God. Isn't that what happened, God set fire to the rain? Yes I realize it wasn't literal rain and it was "licking up the water", but God was going to move me to another truth. This scripture ended my thought process as the timer went off on my work out machine.
Luke 1: 37
For nothing is impossible with God."
You see, going to the gym can be good for your spirit also. That day I left feeling I had improved my physical and spiritual health. All it took was for one young man to start singing...oh the power of music. Even these 50 extra pounds that need to be shed aren't impossible with God, nor anything else in life.