Lord, do You remember her, the world’s oldest body builder?
Yes My child, I know her very well. She’s one of Mine.
Look at her. Wow! Is there is hope for me? Here I am, age 63 trying out this gym experience. Yes, I know I’m weak. Yes, I know You told me to walk, but I confess I’ve been slacking in exercise.
I’ll never look like her, but I can get stronger.
And my legs are weak too. Lord, how did this happen? I walked some last Summer, but these legs don’t remember. They panicked on these machines.
My child, I created your muscles for daily use. It is true, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” So use them for My glory.
You could also drink more water, you know. It seems we talked about this before. Your body needs water just as a smooth running machine requires oil. Water is to your body as oil is to a machine. Are you drinking enough water?
Lord, (hanging my head) uh, no.
On the second day, I tried the above machine for the first time. At the time, I was thinking, “Wow, this one’s easy. It just swings back and forth. I wonder what part of your body this one works on?”
My sister laughed. “You don’t sit on that one. You put your knees down on it where you’re sitting now and pull yourself back and forth.”
“Oh, . . . I wondered why it was so easy.”
– – – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NKJV
– – – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8 NKJV
– – – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
– – – But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27 NKJV
– – – Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 NKJV
GYM. YOU VOTE. YES OR NO?