When teaching highschool, I told my students that when they took gym class or strength and conditioning class, that their goal was learning how to build and grow their muscles. In religion class, I taught those same students that our focus was getting them to build and grow their God muscles. The difference? One focused on the flesh; the other on the Spirit. God wants us to take care of our bodies (1 Cor. 3: 16). We need fullness of energy and endurance in order to care for others and complete His work. The Bible also adds that it is irrational to even ignore the demands of the flesh (Eph. 5:29). However, the work of selfcare is not complete if one is ignoring their inner selves: “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being” (Eph. 3:16). The more we meditate on the law of God, the more we grow in grace and inner strength. Things happen in our lives and the sign that we have God on our side is marked by how we react to adversity. If that reaction is faced with courage and character, and inner fortitude, then we demonstrate inner power and God muscle.