From Faith & Fitness Magazine by Dr. James Merritt, founder and Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia
Have you ever wanted to get your life lined up with God’s purpose so that you can live a life on the level? It is amazing how just being one degree off in a measurement or even one letter off in a word can completely throw your life out of whack.
I read a report that a Swedish couple who was touring in Italy wanted to go see the Island of Capri. They were in a little Italian town called “Carpi”. They went to the tourist office and asked where they could find the Island of Capri and its famous blue grotto. When they got back in their car they typed in to their automobile GPS the destination, but instead of typing in “Capri” they typed in “Carpi”. Relying completely on their state-of-art navigational system they wound up driving 400 miles off course.(1)
It doesn’t take a lot for you to get off course in your life. Getting your priorities straight, managing your time well, and handling your money wisely are so interrelated that if one is off course normally the other two are as well. There is one simple reason why we ought to consider the body that we live in very important and we ought to treat it with tender loving care and that is because God made it and God values it. The Bible says this about every body that has ever been made,
“It is fearfully and wonderfully made… it is intricately fashioned.” Continued…