SUMMER STEPS TO DAILY DISCIPLINE #3

It’s the first day of June!

 The temperatures are rising and it is truly beginning to feel like Summer. So why am I not feeling energetic and enthused about my “Summer Steppin?”

It’s week 3 of Developing Daily Disciplines and my steps have come to a halt!

I’m doing well with steps 1 and 2, but this week I am committing to step 3, and my body is not conforming!

My Third Healthy Habit is to MOVE!

#3) MOVE

No matter how big or how small, MOVE!

Talk a walk, take a run, hike, bike or stretch! Complete a full workout, or stretch for 20 minutes…just get moving! Do something!

I am encouraged by the song,

“You’ve got to move it, move it!

You’ve got to move it, move it!

You’ve got to move it, move it!

“You’ve got to, You’ve got to!”

But it’s June 1st, Summer is in the air and my body is singing a different tune!

The lyrics in my head sound more like;

“ I don’t want to move it, move it!”

“ I don’t want to move it, move it!”

“I don’t want to move it, move it!”

“I don’t want to!”

“I don’t want to!”

Do you relate? Or, am I the only one who runs out of strength, energy and will- power?

The problem with the second version of my song is the word “I!” In my own strength, in my own flesh, depending on my will power, I AM WEAK! It is only when I depend on God that I am able to find the strength to accomplish these healthy habits and anything else God has for me!

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”   Psalm 73:26

BUT GOD!

Did you catch that?

I am weak, I get tired, my flesh fails…

TRUTH BOMB

BUT GOD IS MY STRENGTH AND PORTION AND WITH HIM I CAN PERSEVERE!

The entire chapter of Psalm 73 teaches us this Truth!

We see two major truths in this Psalm;

#1) We can be weak as humans no matter of our gender, race or age.

And,

#2) We need God as our source of strength! 

At times we are weak, BUT GOD!

The Psalm repeats these two truths over and over…

My feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped.

For all day long I had been stricken.

It seemed a wearisome task.

When my soul was embittered, when I was pricked in heart.

AND

BUT GOD

“…you hold my right hand.

You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory!

God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

And finally,

But for me it is good to be near God; 

I have made The Lord God my refuge,

That I may tell of all your works.

So let’s get moving! 

Let’s continue “Summer Steppin” as we develop healthy daily disciplines remembering that when we are weak, “BUT GOD!” 

God is our strength!

Speak Truth Love

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