Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Fit Bit (The Lord will Sustain You)

Fit Bit (The Lord will Sustain You!)
I recently returned home from the BIrkie.  I did ski the entire 55k!! I think that is way cool since I had complete, double knee replacements 10 weeks earlier. 
The first half of my race went a little slow.  I was expecting slow.  I had three significant surgeries last year and not much training time.  At the half -way point I discovered I had a chance to break six hours for the event.  One of my friends believed I could do it, but until that moment I didn’t think it was possible.  With a renewed energy I started the second half of my race.  I knew the timing was close so, I didn’t want to take too much time fueling.  On a race of 55k you need to eat and hydrate so I had to find a good balance. 

Then I remembered the verse that said, “I will sustain thee”.  I still took on food and water at the aid stations but instead of worrying about getting extra, I remembered that God can and will sustain me.  I finished the race at 5:47.  My first half was about three hours so I picked up speed on the second half as I relied On our Lord and thanked Him for every K I finished.

Psalm 55:22 “ Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

Habakkuk 3:19  “The Lord is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds feet, and He will make me to walk upon high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.”

These verses help me.  During the race I thought of God’s words and remembered His strength is where mine come from.

 This life we live is much more difficult then any 55k ski race.  Today be encouraged to that our Lord will sustain you, no matter how difficult your race seems.

Be fit and be blessed,


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Fit Bit ( Fight the dismay of seemingly unanswered prayers with the sword of God)

Fit Bit (Fight the dismay of seemingly unanswered prayers with the sword of God)
Recently, We just finished up our first Son Shine wellness class and group.  This class is designed to honor my lovely Daughter in law Erin and inspire women to help women spread His Son’s Shine.  Erin was GREAT at spreading Jesus SHINE!

In this class we spoke of how to TRUST God, in all things, even in the midst of seemingly unanswered prayers.  We all have seemingly unanswered prayers in common.  Yet, during this class we also remembered we all have miraculous answers to prayer in common too.  So why is it so easy to dismiss the miracles and focus on the hurts?  I think it’s humane to take the pain and try to be in control.  That is not what we are called to do as Christians!  We are called to trust God in all things.  We are called to know HE is the great I am. 

John 10:10 “ The thief comes only but to kill steal and destroy, I have come that they may have life to the full and in abundance.”

1 Peter 3:12  “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

John 16:33“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
James 4:8  “ Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”

The best way to draw near to God is by getting into His word by reading His Bible.  Once, I heard someone say, “ Why is it when we talk to God its’ called prayer, but when God talks to us its called schizophrenia?”   When we pray it’s good, He hears our every prayer through Christ. Prayer alone is a one sided conversation.  Reading God’s word, taking time to draw near to Him TRUSTING Him as we do, is when we can truly find His peace.  His word has the power to slay the evil thoughts and the mistrust we may feel when we experience seemingly unanswered prayers. 

Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

To be truly fit, and SHINE we need to be able to sincerely trust in God’s perfect love.  
Today be inspired to draw near to God through His word.

Be fit and be blessed,