S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d and Ready!

This is Part II of a series!

There is nothing like a good stretch that gets the blood flowing. Physical stretching is important. And, as often is the case, the things of the physical world can help us make a connection to the spiritual realm.

We don’t know the twists and turns that are ahead of us — spiritually or physically — but, if we are a bit primed, we can weather them better.

Are you feeling out of shape? Starting with a marathon isn’t the recommended course of action. Building up stamina and strength, day by day, is the way to go. Unfortunately, that is not my general bent. I don’t like doing a little bit of something every day, I like to dive in and really focus. That is great for deep projects but it is terrible for those things that require a daily diligence.

Understanding my personal rhythm will give me the best chance at success. What are the things I can work on in large chunks of time? And what are the “dailies”? When it comes to faith and spiritual growth, there is a daily need to connect with my Creator. For me, it is a pretty consistent awareness of His presence in and through my day. It might not be formal, but I am not that kind of person anyway. But I also benefit from a longer, more in-depth time. A weekend retreat or several intensive Bible studies in a year.

Do you like to do tasks a little at a time? Or do you like to dig deep for extended periods of time? Does it change depending on the task?

I love that we were all created uniquely! Thank you, God!

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

Here is Part I: S-t-r-e-t-c-h

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PrayerPoints by Liz

PrayerPoints is typically a Lenten project and a chronicle of God working on my heart and mind. It is always a process. God is always teaching me! I am American born with Hungarian blood. I make plenty of mistakes but I am forgiven. Each day is an adventure.

One thought on “S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d and Ready!”

  1. I require balance in my life. since I have had to earn my own living, commute long distances daily(three hours per day at a minimum) and complete all the activities of daily living too, I
    have learned to prioritize my time. Diving head first and concentrating on only one task at a time is a luxury that doesn’t exist . Do I attend to my spiritual needs? Yes. I look around and see what God has done is doing in my life and am eternally grateful and am in awe of His Grace. Now because of CoViD19 I am continuing self isolation, attending church services is on hold because I am going to have surgery Praise Be to God! I have a “lith”or stone stuck in a saliva gland and it is causing trouble. So reading and meditating on God’s Word is so important! Physical exercise is a priority and I spread that out to accomplish continuing good muscle tone, good balance in my bodily functions as well. The old saying you rest you rust is true. So here to my daily balancing act. Priority number one I say to myself This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be happy in it and be grateful for it. Trying to do to much is a problem I encounter with myself so I have to remember to slow down and prioritize. Takes practice. All the best. Stay well! That is a big priority too!

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