It’s calm inside the storm

Day 6 – Getting into a habit, or out of a habit for that matter, can be very difficult. Sometimes the physical and/or emotional pain is overwhelming. Not so much for me this time in the gym. I’m not sure why, but there’s a lot more enjoyment going on even though some of my muscles are screaming, “STOP, I can’t do this!” Maybe that’s the difference between resolution and revolution. I suppose it’s kind of like my walk with God. On many occasions, right in the middle of what I knew was a life-storm, everything seemed sunny and calm. Don’t misunderstand, the troubles were still there and the pain was still pain, but a pervasive calm surrounded me.

Today, I managed to reach my goal for the week of 800 crunches in a single outing (4 sets of 200 with 4 sets of 25 reverse crunches). If you see me at church tomorrow, please don’t punch me in the stomach! This hour working out was more about stretching a trying new stuff than meeting any other goal in my mind. And I’m getting to work a lot more with Debbie right now and that is a very good thing. Training her helps me prepare to train others. And I suppose that part of this 30 day thing is to get me geared up for BODY BASIC, BODY STRONG, & BODY ROCK. Those are some great classes that work my butt off, literally and actually.

Finishing my first week tomorrow, on the first day of the week, is pretty cool for me. On the day we celebrate Christ’s resurrection every week at church, I’ll be sweating and straining to take care of what he gave me–life.  Thanks be to God that I don’t have to sweat and strain to get to heaven. Jesus did that for me at Calvary.

Published by tsideqah

Retired pastor, husband for 48 years, granddad to 4 amazing kids

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