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Exercise is bad for you....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I was reading a devotional yesterday by Prayfit and it said that exercise is not good for your body. It tears down muscles among other things. But the great part....the reason we exercise is because of the way the body "comes back" after being damaged. Damaged muscles get replaced by new and improved, stronger muscles.

Today, in my daily verse email there was this verse:

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. Romans 5:3

Just as the prayfit devotional did, I would suggest that you welcome troubles, inconveniences, pain, insults, and hassles as spiritual training. See it as a tough day at the gym....one where you come out sweating and bruised and feeling great!!! Because you see that's how redemption works. It tears you down....all those human responses and natural impulsive reactions get destroyed and in their place comes new Heavenly "muscle" which respond in grace and in love.

So next time someone cuts you off and steals your parking place tell yourself, "Smells like redemption."

Here's the link to the Prayfit devotional. http://www.prayfit.com/2012/12

I just re-read it and saw that he used the same scripture reference that came to my email this morning. Guess God is trying to tell me something.

Truth is folks, we are in training. In training to be able to breathe heaven's air and walk on heaven's grass. If you've ever read "The Great Divorce" by CS Lewis, you'll know that this is no small task.
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    I see. No wonder I procrastinate when it comes to exercise! And I do love your new picture! I know you said you didn't want to put it up, but dollface, we are going through it this season and we will come out in the new year with new expectations of ourselves.

    I will relish in the fact that we are not supposed to be perfect but that we will one day when we move on from his painful world we live in.

    Smile gorgeous, we love you!
    2838 days ago
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    Hmm, lets see. Exercise damages your body. Nope. Can't compare to the ravages the RA and osteo are doing to it :P As they say, God won't give you any more than you can handle. But it would be nice to have a vacation from the pain once in a while. Wouldn't you say?
    Hope you can make your day as pleasant as possible!
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    2838 days ago
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    I feel that I have to force myself to exercise every day. Now I know why! emoticon
    2839 days ago
    Thanks for this blog.. I actually signed up for their newsletter from your link. Now I know why I don't like to exercise.. emoticon Have a blessed day ~ Donna
    2839 days ago
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