It’s Spring. Normally after the holidays, typically January 2nd, the workout facilities are flooded with people. They are working on shedding the holiday pounds, getting ready for Spring Break or the Summer season.
Listen- I think I have tried practically every workout program common to woman. I mean, seriously 😒
I am that person that as soon as I jump on the scale, bae baee, I need to see some results. A few ounces, 1/2 a pound, something needs to reduce or she will become frustrated, stressed and she will grab a bag of chips. That’s just me.
The other benefits associated with exercising: it produces a healthy heart, provides a decrease in stress and anxiety, and I must say, after I put in some time, I don’t want to indulge in foolery. You mean to tell me, I have spent all this time sweating out my hair, I take my shower, and then eat something horrible that would negate all of my hard work? Mmm mm. The devil and all his imps are a lie.
So it is in the Lord. You came to the Lord, frustrated, weary, broken-hearted and abandoned. The Spirit of God, comforted you, warmed your heart, and gave you a different perspective on life. You were excited and ready to share with the world; but the world was not ready to accept your news. After the church service, you returned home. Although you felt better inwardly, the house was the same, you had the same bills, the same people were in your ear.
You made some inner changes. It’s now time for those to be reflected outwardly.
“Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” II Corinthians 6:17 NKJV
Faith is not what you see. It is what you believe. You believed that there was a better way and you took the steps towards a new and living way. Continue the process. It does not just begin and end at the altar. There is some work that you now must do to maintain your peace.
- Remove anything that does not reflect God’s principles from your life.
- Disconnect from anyone that would cause you to revert back to your old ways.
- Learn how to use the Bible.
- Read the concordance, look at the instructions in the front of the Bible.
- Ask questions in your new member’s class
- Review the material given to you at church.
- Connect with someone who can help you grow and develop.
Do not quit because you see others revealing their benefits. Uh uh. You are using a broken scale. You have no idea how they struggled to get to a olace od trusting the Lord. You have no idea how many times rhey contemplates giving up. They had to grow through the process as well. Notice that I said “grow” not go. Don’t try the skip the process, searching for shortcuts, and living a “fad diet” life.
The process builds character. The struggle lead you to understanding the value of your salvation.
We are speaking of a new way of living. It will not happen over night, but if you continue to put in the work- just like a diet/exercise plan, you will reap the benefits.
For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” I Timothy 4:8 NKJV