2 Samuel 23-1 Kings 1
My verse: 2 Samuel 24:24
...I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to The Lord my God with that which cost me nothing...
David understood that a sacrifice isn't a sacrifice without risk or cost. ROMANS 12:1 also encourages us to offer our bodies as living sacrifices for this is our proper act of worship.
Your journey to health requires much sacrifice on your part--to give of your time, energy, and money to workout, eat healthy, cultivate healthy relationships and seek God daily. When you give of yourself to become more like God, that is worship. I pray you will begin to embrace each opportunity to be healthy as a moment to draw closer to God and honor Him.
Lord thank you for the countless ways I can offer my life as a living sacrifice to You. May I embrace every opportunity with delight and not just duty...and may You bless my efforts to honor You with my body through exercise, eating healthy, and edifying others. In Jesus Name. Amen!