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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

life under control - day 6

Day 6 - pause and pray

"Exercise, healthy eating and drinking water will benefit your physical well-being, but studying God's Word and committing it to memory will strengthen and nourish your spiritual well-being."

Being healthy, losing weight, getting stronger, and drinking more water are all good goals. But when they take the place of God and seem more important than reading the Word and Praying to God, we've once again lost our way.

Remember the Sabbath. Remember to take a break. It's okay to not exercise every day, and some studies suggest it's actually better to not exercise every day. Listen to your body to avoid injury. Be sure to drink water and get plenty of sleep (all of us with babies know how hard this simple task is!). The Sabbath was created for us, not us for the sabbath. It's okay to eat cake (or some other indulgent food), just don't eat the ENTIRE cake in one sitting! ha!
For some of us, we might find that we've exercised every day this week but have only read the Bible once. For us, we should give up exercise and refocus on what really matters. 

Did you mess up? Start again tomorrow.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23, ESV)

Take a moment and pray for yourself. Pray for your husband. Pray for your kids. Pray for us, your Facebook sisters. 

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