Don’t be like the bodybuilder visiting Africa, who was asked by a village chief what he did with all his muscles. The bodybuilder thought an exhibition might better serve to explain it, so he proceeded to flex his bulging calves, thighs, biceps and triceps, demonstrating how he performed in competition. After admiring this amazing specimen for a few moments, the chief inquired, “What else do you use them for?”
“That’s about it,” answered the muscular man.
“That’s all you use those huge muscles for?” Reiterated the chief.
“What a waste,” muttered the chief in disgust. “What a waste.”
So many of us are like this bodybuilder. We’re strong in the Lord, well equipped to deal with our adversary, but we never use our strength or our weapons. Step into the ring!
Intercessory Prayer by Dutch Sheets, p.142-143. 1996, Gospel Light/Regal Books, Ventura, CA 93003. Used by Permission