At the core of getting in shape is our cardiovascular health. Your mind and body can be primed to make a change, but it will be the health of your heart that will dictate how successful you are. People wear heart monitors to track their heart rate to achieve maximum results. Shaping up has everything to do with the condition of your heart. When the organ is working well, you can achieve amazing results, but when there are cardio issues, the question of how your heart beats becomes even more important than how much fat you lose or muscle you gain.
Nothing could be more true for the servant of God. As we work to get ourselves in the SHAPE God designed us for, His concern is with the condition of our hearts. Is our heart for Him or ourselves? What really makes our hearts beat with passion? Are we half- or whole-hearted servants of God?
People may measure what kind of shape their in by their outer appearance — how many pounds or inches they’ve lost. God measures our SHAPE by what’s on the inside — the heart.