Check out my first guest post as a contributor to the new blog called “With Strength” – a blog which started as a vision to love and serve women who are on the journey to health and wellness using nutrition, fitness and reminding them who they are in Jesus. I’m really excited to be a featured author, and I hope anyone who is interested will continue to follow my work, as well as the other authors’ work, on the blog!
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23
In our twenty-first century American culture, we place high value on being able to pursue our goals and having the freedom to do whatever we want. After all, our Constitution itself gives us the right to the “Pursuit of Happiness.” And often times, we equate happiness with wealth, success, admiration, and achievement. Often times in the health-conscious nutrition and fitness communities, this idea of “happiness” includes optimum health, a fit, attractive body, and the ability to perform athletically. In fact, the pursuit of “perfect health” is what drives many people to make major lifestyle changes that greatly improve those factors that we expect to bring us happiness. Yet as many Christ-followers realize, the only thing that can ever truly bring us happiness is a relationship with God through His Son.
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