Let’s  get ready to EXERCISE !!

1 and 2 and 3 .. now stretch .. 10 more reps then give me 20 … now run 2 miles ….  Let’s get to moving !!   Watch your carbs , eat more protein , drink more water …

Does any of this sound familiar ?Exercising and eating healthy .. Keeping our bodies strong and well nourished it  makes us feel better physically and mentally .  The benefits of physical exercise are countless , we do it for a number of reasons .. Some may want to lose weight ,  some increase energy , others use it to destress .. If you look at it we commit a lot of time and money into keeping a healthy body. 

A healthy body is very important … But do we feel the same when it comes to our spiritual self ? Sometimes we place that last one the list and spend the least amount of time doing . There have been times in my life , I was weak in my spiritual self and I felt the world was crashing , there I  was with no helmet , no protection , my strength was gone … Why was it gone ?   I didn’t nourish it , it was hungry but I did not feed it or work to strengthen it .

 Our spiritual self should be stronger than our physical . . We need to work it by reading the word of the Lord and living it .  God strength is never weak , it is a everlasting strength that will never fail us . We have to feed our faith  , work for it and nourish it . God gives us power when we are weak . We just have to trust .. Do weight lifters or those with trainers listen and trust the advise they are given ?   Yes ,  because they want to improve themselves , they have a goal to reach . . 

God is our highest trainer .  We should completely trust ,  take his advise , live the life he wishes . For he wants nothing but for us to depend on his strength and trust him to care for us .  He gives us everything we need to nourish our lives and he is always there for us , even when we feel we have lost the competition of life .

The bible speaks of the Lord’s strength many times . Isaiah 40  speaks of the strength of God  .

28  Have you never heard?    Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God,  the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary.    No one can measure the depths of his understanding.  

God never grows weak or weary . Even we may think things are crazy in life no one understands .. Our Lord understands and will give us strength that no other has . 

As great athletes train to win the competition and to place 1st in the race   , we need to train and strengthen  our spiritual self to win the race that Satan is pushing to place 1st . He is an extremely tough contender  , but we have the advantage if we take it an  that’s the strength that will never fail us ….. We will all get tired at times but if we trust the Lord , we will win .. 

Isaiah 40 : 29 – 31 

29 He gives power to the weak
    and strength to the powerless.
30 Even youths will become weak and tired,
    and young men will fall in exhaustion.
31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.

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