Do you walk or run?
Or have a gym membership?
A lifetime gym membership?
Are you paying your monthly dues?
Are the payments on an automatic plan so you don’t even need to think about your fitness membership payment?
Are you going to the gym? Are you using what you enrolled in…and are paying for? Are you taking care of your body?
Are you exercising your right to exercise?
Are you exercising your responsibility to exercise?
Who has the right to ask me that question?
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
The answer to who has the right to ask you whether or not you are exercising your responsibility to exercise is very clearly shown is this verse…GOD.
Temple of the Holy Spirit…
I must confess…
I have a Fitbit…or two.
I have My Fitness Pal app on my cell phone.
I have an eating plan at the house.
I have lost 45 pounds and 5 sizes 6 years ago and kept it off.
Yet I now find the Fitbit needs recharging (kinda like my focus and motivation), MyFitnessPal probably feels unfit and unfriended. Add to that an eating plan that’s moved from exact to erratic and errant in the process of extracting a book from my brain.
THANK YOU GOD!
You got my attention today with this verse.
I plugged in the Fitbit and charged it up.
Now I gotta get me charged up and COMMIT to 10,000 steps or the equivalent activity each day.
Walk with Me, I heard in my prayer time. OK, I thought. Then deep in my spirt I heard, “WALK, yes, walk WITH ME.”
God, its raining…
God, I’ve gotta get this or that done…
God, I’ve gotta…
Girl, YOU’VE GOTTA GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT. NOW.
Yes, Lord! The right and responsibility I have is to You, Father. Thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to live in me. You gave me a body and a sound mind. Now it is my responsibility to tend to that which You bought and paid for…long ago.
Father, I have never thought of my fitness or lack thereof like this before. YOU paid my “lifetime” membership 2000+ years ago when You worked out my salvation through Your Son. You say honor Me with your body. Holy Father God, thank You.
I LOVE being chosen by You, Father. Now, may I choose to honor the choice You made for me with the choice I make for You, today, Father.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. ~ Micah 6:8 (NIV)
I humbly ask, “Will You walk 10,000 steps with me today, God?”