This morning as I was on my last two “runs” of my jogging/walking training, my legs wanted to quit on me. Several times I had to TELL my legs to keep going, to keep pushing, to pick up the pace from a trudge of a jog. (of course, it didn’t help that Mason and I had just completed our “Lower Fix” workout first thing this morning!)
*note to self…not on the same day next time!
Can I just tell you that the Holy Spirit is SO TIMELY?!
“I discipline my body…” (1 Corinthians 9:27)
Allowing your toddler to drive decisions isn’t wise, and neither is submitting to the whims of your flesh.
So, I kept running.
I LOVE that my physical fitness and nutrition has become intertwined with my spiritual growth. I never really connected these two entities prior, but choosing to invest time in this body God has granted me to steward and feeding it well is a whole new connection than being an athlete in high school or college.
I Corinthians 9:25-27
“Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.
They do it to receive a perishable wreath,
but we an imperishable.
So I do not run aimlessly;
I do not box as one beating the air.
But I discipline my body and keep it under control,
lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”
How have you found connection, purpose, motivation between your fitness, health, and spiritual growth?