It may sound odd and not good grammar, but “Be right” is right. My first thought on this part of the commandment to love the Lord with all of your soul, would be to “do right”. But we know it’s not about doing; it’s about being. Being a child of God and not necessarily doing everything right. Doing right would be trying to earn God’s love and affection for me. If that were true Jesus died in vain. I can be right with God because of His great gift of salvation. Jesus paid the price for our sin. We do not have to pay the penalty. He has done this for us as His Grace Gift. Therefore, I can be right. This is where it starts. When we have Christ, we have new life, a better life, and apart from Christ there is no “Best Life”. He is the way, the truth and the Life. My Best Life and yours begins with Christ. If you have not trusted Christ as your Savior, there is no better time than today. Go ahead and surrender, give up on the striving and allow and trust Him to be the Lord of your Best Life Ever.
Vicki Heath is the National Director of First Place 4 Health. She is a certified fitness instructor for the American Council on Exercise, a certified life coach and Wellness Coordinator for her church in Edisto Beach, SC. Vicki is author of the books Don’t Quit Get Fit and Wellness Journey of a Lifetime.