Gym. You Vote. Yes or No? 

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.


img_8471Lord, these arms have never cramped like they did today. My sister told me I needed potassium. You know I don’t like taking pills. How did my arms get so weak?


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.

Then My child, return back to what you know. If you want My advice, you must follow My instructions.


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



15 thoughts on “Gym. You Vote. Yes or No? ”

  1. I accompanied my daughter one day to the gym since she could bring a guest. I did 1 hour of slow walking on the treadmill- watching the tv screens. Afterwards, for 2 days, I could barely move. Everything ached. I saw that as a sign that I needed a gym membership and got one. I’m not sore anymore doing 1 hour of walking. Feeling better, and know that joints supported by muscle will last longer!

  2. yes . . . I have a membership with Gold’s Gym, it is kind of far from where I live so I don’t get there very often, but I WANT to be there a few times a week . . . praying in one (with a pool) closer to me!

  3. Debbie,
    How have you been, my friend- I am so happy for you that you are exploring hitherto unexplored roads. Remember the road less taken, is the best road.

  4. I have thought about joining a gym. Just afraid things would come up and I would end up paying for something I can’t get to. (I don”t like wasting my hard earned $.)

    1. I joined this gym a few years ago when I weighed over 230 pounds. They took one look and said, “You walk.” Considering my shape this was probably the best advice. But over time it got very boring and I quit going. Another reason I quit though was that at that time, I was still into heavy eating.

      Now my sister is encouraging me to go with her. I’m seriously considering it due to my discovery of just how weak I am.

      1. Yes, but not just a gym. Not one that does not daily take you through a planned out customized work out plan based on your goals with an experienced, educated, award winning trainer that guarantees results, and that will pray for you and with you. PT&N usually gets more results in a month than a regular gym does in a year. Jan Horn 251-634-8885. Never pay for a day you do not use.

  5. I love Planet Fitness. First I sweat, then I sit in the massage chair. It’s great, and my clothes are looser already.

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