It so often seems that I come to the end of the week and haven’t blogged, and that’s okay. Building a blog isn’t my focus during this season of life. My focus is on my relationship with the Lord, my family, and building a business Counseling and Coaching. Hence, today’s post entitled, “Friday Ramblings”. It’s just a few things on my heart, a few things I have been mulling over and upon which I have been meditating. Read on if you want…or not. 😉
I have given my “why” a lot of thought.
Some people workout to lose weight, to have more energy, to be skinny, fill in the blank, someone works out for “that reason”!
My motivation for exercise is truly self-care. When I routinely exercise, I think more clearly. I make better decisions and accomplish more throughout my day because my energy level is higher. I feel satisfied in having taken care of myself and my body, and I am strong and prepared for whatever God has for me in that day, week, or season. It’s a point of stewardship for me.
Reading through Corinthians 6, I found myself re-reading, really chewing on these verses.
12: “All things are lawful for me,
but not all are profitable.
All things are lawful for me,
but I will not be mastered by anything.”
19-20: “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,
whom you have from God,
and that you are not your own?
For you have been bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body.”
Does God care about what I, as his redeemed child, do with my body?
He cares about my physical conduct, what I feed myself, how I treat my body through exercise and hygiene!
What I eat, how I choose to take care of my body is truly a part of my spiritual discipline and a mode of glorifying God.
I have never connected these two concepts prior like I am now. As I am learning better nutrition, training my muscles for regular use, preparing for whatever work the Lord has for me during the day, I find that my workout, my run, my meals, they are all of a sudden spiritual.
It’s incredible as I have begun Coaching others in nutrition and exercise, I have seen them begin to deal with things on a spiritual level. Stuff they might never pursue counseling for, but that I can address (as a counselor) while they focus on their fitness!
Some find that they are trusting food to be their comfort and “god”, rather than placing their faith in the Lord.
Some find that they are abusing their bodies, this incredible tool granted by God, and have to find a healthy balance of self-care.
I am so fulfilled as I use my “why”, sharing my life that much more transparently, and inviting others along on this journey to wellness. Thank you to all who have joined me, and I hope that we can all help each other find balance in our spiritual and physical life!