A Worthy Pursuit

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I was sitting here wanting to write something today but my brain felt like absolute mush. I had no idea what to write and yet there is so much to write about. I have been out of routine since last week. The day is coolish and overcast and I want a nap. HaHa!

I prayed for help on what to write here and my searching fingers took me to the PrayFit Facebook page and I came upon THIS devotional reading.

I was touched and humbled by this quote:

“It’s a holy climb, really. That’s what we chat about each day as we scale. As one hand digs for its stronghold, we remind each other of our need of greater health in order to live abundant lives, serving and doing. And as we secure our grip with the other, we echo the truth that no amount of health or fitness, muscle or endurance is worth anything if God isn’t behind each motive.”

This so eloquently speaks of an aspect of the pursuit for fitness and good nutrition that I don’t spend nearly enough time talking about.

It is because our bodies are temples.  Our bodies are the living space of the Holy Spirit for those who desire it.  We are the hands and feet of the one who created us.

And that is a reason to pursue health and wellness.

It is THE reason.

We can pursue our idea of a perfect body type.  We can pursue awesome performance accomplishments.

But,

as we secure our grip with the other, we echo the truth that no amount of health or fitness, muscle or endurance is worth anything if God isn’t behind each motive.”

We must set our mind on the fact that we are building HIS temple.

What if you were given the task of caring for a holy temple?  How would you do it? Would you give the utmost care or would you neglect it and let it go to ruin?

Our bodies are the same.  We must treat our bodies with utmost care, keeping the temple clean and worthy of its occupant.

And then we can build our bodies in such a way that they are capable of service no matter what that is to you.

I don’t know about you but THAT is a much bigger motivation for seeking health and wellness than how my body looks.

What do YOU think?????

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A Worthy Pursuit

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  1. […] The internet has been abuzz about the the Finale of THE BIGGEST LOSER today. Well, in the fitness world, at least. Let me take that back. The fitness world has EXPLODED about The Biggest Loser today. I usually schedule my blog posts for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. But, this got me thinking so much that I just had to go ahead and write something down. Completely different from yesterday when I had  writer’s block. […]

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