Spiritual Fitness Challenge Day 4
Awe man! I totally overslept this morning! I dont know if my body is just more exhausted than usual from the increased activity or what, but I feel so tired! It's okay, I will overcome. Rolled out of bed, went straight to the coffee machine (so grateful for our coffee machine!) and sat down for some more goodness in Psalms.
No doubt Psalms is one of the best-loved book in the Old Testament. I heard once someone once call it the solid 'gold' of the bible! Pop in Psalms anywhere and you will surely find a treasure that hits you somewhere in your life. Its a book that reflects the life of a believer, pictured in all its possible experiences; joy, sorrow, victory and failure- all things that each of us experience today. I don't know about you, but I love reading or hearing about others who go through similar things that I do in my life. It encourages me and reminds me that I am not alone.
Spiritual 5 minutes (minimum)
This morning I read in Psalms 9, reading about David thanking the Lord. In verse 1 he says, "I am thanking you God, from a full heart, I am writing the book on your wonders. I am whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I am singing your song, High God." Jumping for JOY?! WOW. It is clear here how passionate he is here about God. David surely was a man after God's own heart. JOY- I want more of that.... and I want to be a woman after God's own heart. . .
Skipping on down to verse 9 it says, "God's a safe-house of the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you're never sorry you knocked." In my bible, I wrote that out to the side of my bible, emphasized those words in bold ink, and highlighted that passage ! It stood out to me. He is telling us, reminding us that if we only trust Him, He does not abandon us. We may be knocked down, but he is our safe-house. A present-day example of this that came to my mind is a local ministry here in the DFW are called Embrace Grace. Embrace Grace is an beautiful non- profit group that started just a few years ago whose mission is to inspire and equip the church to love on single and pregnant women and their families. EG provides a safe place (a sanctuary) for young women/girls who are in crisis, and pregnant a safe place to go- a refuge in time of need. Here, they are loved, accepted, and reminded the truth that they are brave and they will be amazing mommas. Such a beautiful example of being the hands and feet of God! I believe God totally uses us down here to love on His people, to be a safe place for someone in crisis to come to, and through prayer and support we are able to remind them the truth of who God says they are. You can find more info about them here:
So, that is the Spiritual part of my challenge today! Done!
Song I listend to: Reckless Love by Cory Ashbury
Grateful 5 (minimum 5 things you are grateful for- write them down in your journal!)
Fitness 5 Minutes (minimum) : So, the workouts I talk about today, I've already done (usually the day before). It just works out that way for my crazy schedule! Yesterday, I tried out a spin class at my local gym. I was laughing because in the first 3 minutes I felt like I was dying! I did that for 50 minutes. What a great workout! Have you ever tried it?
Please comment below what you read about today and tell me how you MOVED for your fitness today!
'Makin' Jesus Famous"