So, I love love love toned arms…like seriously, it’s my fav fit body feature. So, it’s no surprise that I love to lift, as that going to give me what I want. I’m kinda going for a ‘Tris in Divergent’ kinda look. When I’ve achieved that, I’ll be a very happy girl. (LOL.. small pleasures.)
I quite often will tag #jesusismyworkoutbuddy in my fitness pics and posts and it’s not just a gimicky thing to say. I talk to Him a fair bit during each workout. Usually it’s something along the lines of ‘Please get me through this torturous workout without dying’, but when I’m doing something rhythmical/repetetive, like rowing, I can get up a good ‘ole conversation.
While making the decision to respect the temple is & will continue to bring great physical results, it also provides loads of extra time to talk to The Lord. Walks are especially good for this too. I may have blogged about this once before a very long time ago, but I was running a few years back now and whenever I was running in an area I didn’t feel completely safe, under a bridge or in a quiet street etc, I would claim protection over myself and in doing that I would often be shown the warrior angels running behind, before and either side of me. This one particular time when I was shown them, I also had Jesus running alongside me. Now, I have always seen Jesus in the ‘typical’ clothes, belted white tunic dress thingo and sandals (other people may see him differently, but that’s how I always see him.). Anyway, I remember commenting to Him that it must be uncomfortable to run in sandals… and then of course thinking that was the stupidest thing I ever said… seriously, I’d say Jesus can run in anything, right.
So, the next time I was in that same situation and claimed protection, and there they were , I noticed straight away that Jesus had runners on…. seriously, I’m not kidding you right now…. I commented on them and He says to me “Yes, I thought I’d try them out.” Bahahahahahaha. That was hands down the coolest convo I’ve had with Jesus. He hasn’t actually run with me anytime of late, but then again I’m not running the same areas as I used to and there aren’t really any areas where I don’t feel safe.
So, back to lifting. This experience was really profound for me at the time as it showed me that God is with us in EVERY situation. Not just the ‘church’ stuff, but the ‘everyday’. It made me realise that my decision to be healthy and get fit was less about my benefit and more about bringing Glory to HIM !! After all, He created me
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
By choosing to respect the temple, I’m choosing to respect what He created and to give Him the glory !! I’m choosing to respect this body He gave me so I’m in tip-top condition to do His work.
And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
I do love that when I have completed a good workout, I know that He was with me throughout it, strengthening me, keeping me motivated and focused me on His plans for me.
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
OK… that’s it for now peeps. Have a super blessed day … go for a walk and spend some time with The Lord…. He’ll love it, you’ll love it, and you’ll get far more out of it than you ever thought you would !!
Lv Fi xox