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Free & Fit Challenge 2018 - Blessed are the Poor in Spirit - by Tim Chew

Free & Fit Challenge 2018 - Blessed are the Poor in Spirit - by Tim Chew founder Free & Fit New York City and London  

Blessed are the poor in Spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3). Life is hard, challenging, difficult and unexpected. The obstacles we face and come up against often come when we least expect it. Our own reality of a situation or circumstance is often never as bad or never as good as we imagine. Yet the bible tells us repeatedly when we encounter problems or troubles to not be afraid. This is counter cultural to the world we live in where worries and strife exist daily. In my own life I have been realizing some of my own weaknesses which often manifest when I am overworked, overtired and without the capacity to develop a steady routine or weekly schedule without last minute changes or complications. Dont get me wrong I am happy to deny my own faults, blame others and be overly judgemental. Wait! That is not correct, is it?! We all suffer from time to time a level of busyness which we justify by having too busy a schedule to do anything. However, who are we kidding? Pastor Carl Lentz best describes it as being “full” not busy as he wishes to distance himself and others from the epidemic of loneliness among busy people. As a community, or a small group of people, when I am with friends in the city, at work, on the subway or at the grocery store I find myself more and more self absorbed as the culture around me continues to tell me that I am really important. I am important, but not in my flesh and bone. Instead in my Spirit as a Child of God. To the God of the christian bible whom I am beautifully and wonderfully made and to the God of the christian bible who knit me together in my Mothers whom. Everyday I seek forgiveness from him, but not only from him, but forgiveness from those around me also. So please hear me tonight, if I have wronged please help me to make it right. I seek to be forgiven for my sins as I forgive those who sin against me. For Faith to be trully in action it involves listening to people in different communities, welcoming all people from across all backgrounds and caring for all across different socio economic and demographic groups. Without my ability to recognize my poor Spirit I wouldn’t be able to kneel and pray to the Father, to the one whom I love. Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. So this May I confess to you all openly my need for a savior in Jesus Christ and how grateful I am that you and I can have a relationship with Jesus. If you don’t know him, today is a great day to get to know him. Together with me, please, if you find it helpful please pray the Lords prayer with me. Matthew 6:9b-13 (ESV) Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. If like me you are poor in Spirit, yours is the Kingdom of Heaven. Join Tim at Free and Fit events by signing up to our events online here at our website About the Free & Fit Challenge The Free and Fit course has been created to build strong social skills, charge healthy physical bodies and to instil a well balanced and sound mind. Participants who complete the full course over 12 sessions will learn how to work effectively with their team members to build strong values of power, love, and self discipline. Free & Fit Mission To reduce loneliness through Sports, the Arts, Social Justice and Service. Free & Fit Vision The vision of free and fit course is to engage, motivate, improve and hence find freedom in a physical and spiritual state. As such the freedom that leads to a peaceful heart; leads to a healthy body. The course is built upon the core value of learning together to be disciplined and motivated in our faith as well as our fitness. Free & Fit Website: Youtube: Facebook: Twitter&Instagram: @freeandfitnyc Email: Freedom // Fitness // Fellowship Free & Fit Challenge © Copyright 2017 Free & Fit NYC/NJ © Copyright 2017 Free & Fit London © Copyright 2017  

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