I was just e-mailing a friend to let them know how I spent my Christmas morning, and I reflected back on what I was thinking about while I was palying golf. Not only golf but a free round of golf!
It was cold and wet but I had said a quick prayer thanking God for allowing me to have the ability to play. I had made some poor shots and was being harsh on myself, when I stopped and said,"John, just be happy you have the physical ability to even be on the course. I am sure it was the Holy Spirit getting involved here, but it was a great thought to remember for me. I see people who are unable, for divers reasons, that are unable to do many things. I am able to go to the gym and train any way I like, thanks to God allowing me to have the physical ability; I can train to power lift, body build, or strengthen cardio. I can do anything physicaly I choose too, the same or better at 43 than at 23, not because of me, but because of the gifts God has given to me.
He has also given all of us the Ultimate Gift; His Son, through whose Blood our sins were forgiven. So, I guess the next 43 years I will have to work on the mental gift that He has given me. Something I have not trained or developed or used at times all that well!