Marking the Starting Line
Beloved, strength is meant for you. God desires that you be strong in spirit, soul and body. He wants your spirit alive to Him through Jesus Christ. He wants your soul rested and reliant on Him-enduring with firm conviction the various trials and tribulations of this world-as one who sees the invisible God. He wants your body strong-able to meet life's demands and not harried by its challenges.
We are given things in seed form and then called to co-labor with God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to see them become rooted and fruitful. But there is no mistaking it-from seed to fruitful tree-our work is required. In order to make our spirits and souls strong, we must nourish them on the meat of the Word and in the face of resistance (flesh, world and Satan) stand firm in our reliance on Jesus Christ-not only for the salvation of our souls, but every moment of our lives from here until we are caught up to be with Him in the realm of eternity. And for our bodies to be strong we must nourish it with healthy foods AND actively pursue "using resistance to create work for [our] muscles." (SELF). It is in working our muscles that they become bigger and stronger. Checkout the video below to learn how we build muscle:
Getting Started with Your Strength Training Program
The first step is to figure out where you are. There are many different types of fitness tests that a professional trainer may suggest. Typical are a body composition and strength and endurance tests. The former assesses the percentage of your total body weight that can be attributed to either muscles, bones and or fat. Whereas, the latter are "valuable as they help the trainer pinpoint which muscle groups are stronger and which are vulnerable and in need of focused attention." (Verywellfit).
Take care this week by having a trainer help you pinpoint where you are. Once the starting line has been established, you can begin to plan a path to a stronger and healthier you.
Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a daughter of God who believes that as we seek the truth of God's Word, and humble ourselves to live in agreement with it, that we will experience the transformation which allows us to enter wholistic wellness: spirit, soul and body. She is the Founder and President of EarthBasic and leads its Be-Held Community: a group of women seeking, living and being transformed by the truth of God’s Word together. She is excited about this addition to the Be-Held Community, which will provide loving, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of wholistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body, which will in turn equip them to bless the generations in their care.