My alarm rings at 6am on Thursdays. If I get up immediately I can be at the Syosset Campus by 6:30am to work out (lifting weights) with a group of men. When the alarm went off this week I wanted to hit “snooze”. My body said stay in bed but my mind instantly thought about my buddies waiting for me. They didn’t need me to unlock the church or lead the exercises (I’m learning from them). What gets me out of bed is our shared commitment to strengthen each other as we strengthen our own bodies.
Hebrews 10:24 says “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another…” These guys spur me on to take care of my body. They lift me up in my walk with Jesus by their encouragement and by just being there. Do you have a person or group that pushes you and helps you grow stronger as you follow Jesus?