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Think of fitness this way



"Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life." Proverbs 4:23



The Car of Your Dreams In his essay for “Getting There,” Warren Buffett offers young students an analogy: “Let’s say that I offer to buy you the car of your dreams. You can pick out any car that you want, and then when you get out of class this afternoon, that car will be waiting for you at home.” Just One Catch... As with most things in life, Buffett says there’s just one catch: It’s the only car you’re ever going to get...in your entire life. “Now, knowing that, how are you going to treat that car?” he asks. “You’re probably going to read the owner’s manual four times before you drive it; you’re going to keep it in the garage, protect it at all times, change the oil twice as often as necessary,” says Buffett. “If there’s the least little bit of rust, you’re going to get that fixed immediately so it doesn’t spread — because you know it has to last you as long as you live.” Body & Spirit Carrying out Buffet’s analogy in a more important light, the position one would be in with the car is exactly the position one is in concerning the mind, the body, and the spirit. We only have one mind, one body, and one life to live. Consequently, true fitness encompasses what we allow into our mind, our body, and especially our heart. Why, the heart is the command center of the soul, the mind, the will, and our affections. Hence, it is a high risk, vulnerable place where Satan wishes to gain a foothold. Thus, Solomon writes, “Keep your heart with all vigilance!” True Fitness Accordingly, let’s guard our hearts! How? Fill it with God’s Word. Shield our eyes. Resist wicked desires. These disciplines will result in true fitness!


Steve Crawley MD5 Facilitator

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