This morning as I sit here, I'm pondering so much that God has done and is doing in my life.
The top one is my sore legs, arms and abs. I have been working out at least 4 times a week and well my body is screaming at me because of this.
I actually am really enjoying working out and feeling very healthy. However I would not be truthful if I didn't admit how much harder working out at 29 is versus when I was in High School.
I have had 3 children, and a surgery. What I'm learning thru getting my body back to a healthy weight is that my Core is going to determine how far I go.
After my surgery a few years ago, my core became weaker. When I refer to my core it's my heart. If my heart in my body is not strong my workout its going to be pretty difficult. If my heart is not strong and pumping blood thru my body and giving life and energy I can't run 1/4 mile let a lone 2-3 miles.
I believe it's the same with our walk with the Lord, if we aren't pumping life in and out it's not going to to guard us or keep us safe from harm. If we don't know to build up our heart muscle, the Holy Spirit will not be able to be at work within us. Sometimes we need to make our heart stronger so it can be broken for the things that breaks his.
So many times we see our faith as an outward behavior modification program.
We feel that if we stop swearing,lusting,indulging, gossiping(put in your choice word)in behaviors not glorifying to God then we will be the happy good and faithful Christian.
However we should see our faith as a heart transplant an internal heart transformation, and live from the inside out, and not the outside in. Trying to make our heart obey what were doing. Your heart is only going to be what you feed it. If your feeding your heart and soul with the word, and prayer and relationship, then God will change you from the inside out. A natural reflection will be shown. God gave us the Holy Spirit to give us freedom to be a christian and not just act like one!
Just like after my surgery I waited a long time to strengthen my body and work out again and it was much harder. The longer you wait to allow God to work in your heart the harder it's going to be to build and strengthen your trust and relationship.
So today I'm reminded to allow God to not just strengthen my core as I work out, but to also strengthen my core, my heart, his heartbeat.