Glad we could get together for a few short moments. I’m hoping you’ve come prepared to see what He has in store for us here at Coffee Hour. Let’s get started.
So often we find ourselves running in many directions without a cause or even strength to push through it all. Our lives can be so consumed with the need to push ahead and most times we feel we are running uphill never gaining ground; we’re so tired and feeling…well, undone! Sound familiar? As any athlete knows in training there has to be a goal to work towards! They must calculate each course of action in their sport. They eat, breathe and sleep what they’re devoted to, just to get up the next day and start all over! This is repetition. We all need repetition in order for it to become a part of our everyday life, and as the ol’ saying goes, practice makes perfect or at least perfected in Christ.
In the world of an athlete, balance is a key factor they have to consider achieving while exercising other factors in to see the end results of their endeavors. A healthy and happy athlete not only performs better, but has the ability to give time and energy to others as well. One would ask, how do they find balance?
Discipline and accountability certainly is another key factor, however they must consider other elements to increase their endurance: hydration, nutrition, posture, stretching, Myofascial Fascia massage — myofascial fascia is a band that supports connective tissue — and last but not least, sleep: a time of rest, to name a few, thus balance is obtained to get the desired results.
Now if you take this further into a spiritual aspect, here are seven ways we as believers need balance in that we may be happier and yes healthier (A merry heart does good, like medicine, Proverbs 17:22) to execute His Word in us in order to have the ability to give of our time and energy to others that are in need of Jesus; that we may see the end results without growing weary.
Hydration: “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14
Nutrition: Sustenance; He is the Bread of life. John 6:47-51
Posture: 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. 1Timothy 4:8
Stretching: For great is your love, reaching to the heavens your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 57:10 Sometimes we must stretch our hearts to feel it!
Myofascial Fascia is a band that supports connective tissue: For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you,’ Luke 4:10
Heat Ice and Compression: Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. Ephesians 4:31 Let it go!!
Sleep: A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest; Proverbs 24:33
When we can practice these simply yet powerful principles in our lives daily we can and will find balance in our walk of faith, and how wonderful our experiences will be when we see the end results of our triumphs. Remember, keep Him close to your heart!
Until next week.