Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16)
If frequent flyer miles existed when the Apostle Paul was alive, he would've racked up enough to fly the equator twice! He preached the gospel knowing that his body would take a beating but his faith would increase all the more.
The same can be said about John Wesley - co-founder of the Methodist church. He traveled more than 4000 miles a year and preached over 40,000 sermons in his lifetime. I thank God for men and women like this who understand that the body is a means to glorify God, literally.
Open up your heart to the words of John Piper as he brings clarity to the dichotomy of a weakened body but stronger faith - "A few verses later in 2 Corinthians 5:7, he says, “We walk by faith, not by sight.” This doesn’t mean that he leaps into the dark without evidence of what’s there. It means that for now the most precious and important realities in the world are beyond our physical senses. We strengthen our hearts — we renew our courage — by fixing our gaze on the invisible, objective truth that we see in the testimony of those who saw Christ face to face."
O taste and see that the Lord is good. In his presence and with his people