God the Ultimate Health Coach: Prospering in more than the spiritual
” Exercise gives you endorphins–Endorphins make people happy and happy people just don’t shoot their husbands. . .they just don’t.” (Legally Blond)
A friend gave me a pass for 30 days ofÂ jazzercise. I can not emphasize enough, whether walking or exercising in a group setting, moving the body is vital to healing from trauma. This week I was stuck. Stuck in my thinking, stuck in overwhelmed mode, and stuck in my reactions to life.
Taking action on the spiritual level was a first good step, and today as I worked my weary muscles I was happy. It was a good kind of ache at the end of class. The kind that says, “That a girl, keep going!” My goal is to be what John describes inÂ 3rd John 1:2-3. “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth.”Â If Christ came that we might have abundant life then that doesn’t just stop at the spiritual realm. Can you imagine in all aspects of your life prospering? Wow!
This isn’t greed. We tend to limit the word prosper to just money or economic success, but Merriam-Webster definesÂ prosper: to become strong and flourishing or to cause to thrive. How many of us settle for the plainÂ of existenceÂ we’re on and never realize abundant life? I’ll be transparent with you, there are many areas that don’t feel prosperous in, but I have witnessed people who at one time stood in my shoes and felt the same way. But they began walking in truth and theyÂ now thrive in life. To walk in the truth is to believe theÂ gospel and be a living example of God’s love for humanity.Â As I journey in all areasÂ my faith walk, my prayer is that one day I can cause others to thrive. For now may our endorphins increase as we move towards abundant life.
Well said! I am another witness to the power of simply walking to restore attitude. Of course, it helps that the walking is done outdoors where wind and sun can also work their restorative ways.
May you continue to thrive – my phraseology is: May you Live, really Live (as opposed to mere existence)!