Daily Prayer for August 27,2012
Guide us, Lord, to a healthier lifestyle. Give us the strength to make wise food choices in a nation that is focused on food. Remind us to exercise regularly and to find the time to relax. Help us to cope with our burdens of worry, anxiety and stress. Enable us to care for our bodies with love. Amen.
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This prayer was in my email today and I just had to write and share it with you. There is no doubt God is interested in how we treat our bodies. He made us with muscles and bones, to be strong. And He will help us with HIS strength to fight every battle we engage in. All through the day, we receive little hints from God to take care of ourselves. And sometimes He sends someone to inspire us.
The other day, our satellite reception on our TV started to die out. We called the company who installed it and they sent out a technician. When I answered the door to let him in, the young man just radiated physical fitness. I knew he had done a workout before going out to work. When I asked him, he said he did and wondered how I knew. I think God chose this one person to come to our house to inspire me to work out that day. (Why was I watching TV in the first place?) When he went outside to change the cable wire, I got on the treadmill and did a good 10-minute workout and lifted my dumbbells until I they became to heavy to lift.
Sometimes it takes just a little thing to keep us going. It could be an uplifting song, a picture from when we were younger and stronger, or even watching the Olympics. If you are like me, the gymnastics alone are enough for a person to pick up those weights while watching the seemly impossible moves of the gymnast. Even though I will never get to the Olympics on this earth, I just feel a need to do ‘something’. So as I watch TV, I am pumping my 3 or 5 lb. weights and doing stretches on the floor.
So don’t be afraid to do more if you need to or to take a rest when necessary. I could feel my knee was not 100%, so I waited a day to rest it. However, since I have not lost any weight I am increasing my treadmill time to 20 minutes or 10 minutes twice a day. God is there with us. He will let us know when we are doing too much. I believe He wants to see His creation become what it was meant to be – a healthy, happy person, made from love – to love and complete His purpose for our lives.
Blessings and Peace,