Tonight I watched The Biggest Loser show on television and I was inspired!  As I watched people grow in their perception of themselves and each other, I saw them begin to truly love themselves and conversely begin to know how to love each other.  I was moved to tears as I watched their tenacity and endurance grow through the pain of losing fat and gaining muscle.

“Why is this such a popular show on television?” I asked myself.  I think it is because it’s a real show with real people who are motivated to become better and stimulated to climb higher than they ever thought possible. They give the viewers hope that they can change as well.

I was stirred in my heart when I watched them grow in true, deep caring for one another.  Especially inspiring to me was the way the teams pulled together, encouraging one another, and not displaying partiality.  “All for one and one for all!”   One of the contests tonight happened to be a semi-truck pull. Watching the two teams together use every ounce of strength as they pulled those huge trucks down the road was just incredible!

The world is crying out for something more than “churchianity.”  People yearn for the powerful presence of God that is measurable and viable in their lives.  They desire to see people who are overcomers, who persevere when the pressure is on, when many would give in and quit.

He promises much to those who will overcome in the days to come:

"These things says He who is holy.  He who is true, “He who has the key of David.  He who opens and no one shuts and shuts and no one opens” I know your works.  See, I have set before you an open door and no one can shut it for you have a little strength, have kept My word and have not denied My name.  Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth.  Behold, I am coming quickly!  Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.  He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God.  To Him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on the throne as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” (Rev. 3:7,8,10, 12a NKJV)

May I be an over comer,
In the days to come
Faithful to the end,
As in this race I run.

Don’t worry over those whose run is faster.
Your strength indeed is small,
I will be all you need,
I’ll come quickly when you call.

I’m your Shepherd and I’ll lead you.
Be alert, stay by My side.
Stay ever beneath My wing.
In Me you shall humbly abide.

Nothing can take My love from you.
Through faith you’ve been given grace.
Seek always to serve and bless Me.
And keep your eyes upon My face.

Very soon there is coming a day
When all sorrows here will cease.
It shall never grow dark
And the light will surely increase.

So look up and stay alert, My child.
For you must stay in the fight.
Don’t give up, keep moving ahead
Fight on with all your might.

Soon He is coming in all His glory
And we’ll join the angels with our praise.
We’ll thank Him throughout the ages.
Our voices we will raise.

The door is open to His glory.
Soon we’ll cast our crowns at His feet.
He is worthy to receive glory, honor, and power.
Our worship will never cease.

”Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come!”
(Revelation 4:8a, NKJV)