Recently, I started doing something that I haven’t had any desire to do in a very long time…I began running! June 15 marked one year until I get married and I realized that even though I’ve talked about losing weight, I haven’t actually lost any. So last week I decided to go out for a run in a nearby park. After running the trails, I climbed a tree and sat down to read my Bible. Proverbs 14 vs. 23 jumped right off the page, “In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.” For so long I’ve talked about losing weight but the reality is unless I put in the work I’ll never see any results. How often must I do this with God? Many of us talk about going deeper with the Lord, but do we really prioritize Him? I know for myself I can allow the excuses of life to get in the way. Now God doesn’t just give us commands—He gives promises. The scripture says that “In all toil THERE IS profit…” This means when we put in the work, we will reap the rewards. I’m simply responsible for the little He asks of me and then just stand back to marvel at what He makes when I put in the effort to partner with Him.