Keeping Fit

Total health, physically, mentally and spiritually depends on the extent of our God-consciousness. When we are unfit inefficiencies and sluggishness appear in our lives. We lack drive, motivation and real effort.

Walking with God daily is part of our fitness routine in the recovery process. It has to be maintained and it has to be consistent. To walk with Him we need to go His Way. When we do He will help us get fit and He will help us to keep fit.

Romans 5:5-8 says:  We can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit!  Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice.  But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.

In our weakness we have walked in selfish ways that have made us unfit, physically, mentally and spiritually. Now we are in recovery we need to walk on His chosen path for our lives so we can be all He is calling us to be and do all He is calling us to do.

Daily Reflection October 14, 2016

Mark 11:19-25 At evening, Jesus and his disciples left the city. In the morning, walking along the road, they saw the fig tree, shriveled to a dry stick. Peter, remembering what had happened the previous day, said to him, “Rabbi, look–the fig tree you cursed is shriveled up!” Jesus was matter-of-fact: “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’–no shuffling or shilly-shallying–and it’s as good as done.  That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it’s not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive–only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins.”

– God wants to remove mountains of resistance from our lives. He has the power to do miracles in and through us. The God of my recovery is the God of the impossible. For the miracles to work I have to have faith. I have to prayer believing God is listening, God is answering and God is responding. When I put my life in God’s hands, through each step of recovery He walks with me and He helps me to do things I never expected to do.

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