I ran 3 hard miles last night in the 97degree heat. I was so depleted afterwards that I could barely stand up once I sat down. I only got up because the a/c went off, and I was sitting in front of the big vent trying to not die. Note to self: buy more pickles so you have juice.
This morning we made it to the track for an hour workout. I got in 1 sweaty mile. I didn't want to push too hard too soon.
We'll call that a Sad Apron meal. If you'd like more information on the ingredients or how to prepare it, comment below.
I at least made myself a decent iced chai this morning. It's somewhere under that whipped cream.
...hey, I ran ok?
Don't work it girl.
Paul wrote to the faithful at the churches of Galatia, concerned that they may be hearing a false gospel and trying to work out their salvation as opposed to receiving it through faith in Jesus Christ.
If you have accepted Christ, then you are called by Christ. You no longer live, but it is Christ that lives in you. Gal 2:21.
The issue many of us face is works vs faith. In 3:23-25 Paul reminds us that before Christ's sacrifice, we were held under guardianship of the law, but that is no longer! You are free from the law because faith has come! We've now become sons (and daughters) and together are one and heirs. Gal 3:28.
The only thing that we need to do is display our faith working through love. Gal 5:6b. We should use our freedom for love, but not for love of the flesh. It is not a freedom to do whatever we desire, as we naturally desire things of the flesh; but rather a call to use our freedom to further God's kingdom without fear. If we use the freedom of salvation through faith for works of the flesh (i.e. sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies Gal 5:18-21) we will not gain God's kingdom. If we use this freedom for his glory by displaying the fruits of the spirit (i.e. love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control Gal 5: 22-23) we will inherit the kingdom promised to the children of God.
Salvation through faith. Not works. Not works, then faith. Not works or faith. By faith. Works come from the heart, a heart filled with the Spirit because it wants to spread the gospel of love.
Do you drink pickle juice?
Have you read Galatians?