Tonight I am going to GAG!
GAG is an acronym for Guts and Glory, a small group of unusual men that meet every week in my home. . My GAG buddies are unusual in the respect that not one of them is satisfied with the status quo. Each of these motivated men want to live better, healthier, more vibrant lives. They want to live fully alive. I love hanging with these guys. They inspire me. They have the guts to identify those aspects of their lives that can be improved and the discipline to be inconvenienced by the work it takes to make it happen. Why! For the Glory! Not their own glory, but to the Glory of God.
ANY TIME we slip into a mundane rut that derails us from what God created us to be, our lives distort His true image. We were created to reflect His image, to glorify him in our bodies and our lives. We need to get out of the rut!
I am standing shoulder to shoulder with men who have made a commitment to do just that.
Most of us in the group also have guts of another kind. The kind that keeps you from seeing championship wrestling buckle on our belt. It takes guts to get rid of that gut. Several of our GAG group have signed up for a triathlon and are training with that goal in mind.
Because of their discipline and commitment, EVERY member of our group has impacted the lives of their children, their wives and their friends. EVERY member of this group has impacted me.
St Irenaius said, “The glory of God is man Fully Alive.”
Any step a man or women takes in the GAG direction is a GOOD step. A step toward glorifying him.
Our group is full.
But the challenge is open.
I’d love to hear about your journey.