Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Restoring the Temple - Pt. 2

  • Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.  1 Cor 3:16-17
  • Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Cor. 6:19-20
Well, figured I'd give a quick update on how things are going...I have exercised for 11 of the last 13 days - yay!  I'm taking Sundays off.  I've been doing some strength training, flexibility and a bit of cardio.  I have a hard time with cardio because of my feet.  They are not doing so well, and it hurts when I walk much so it really limits me.  I am looking at getting a bike, and that will help with doing cardio, I think.  I'd love to have access to a pool to swim! 

As for eating...it's been going *okay*...not great.  I am torn between wanting to buy and cook my own food so I have control over it, and being thankful for what we get at the base and eating what is provided for me - even though I can't control it or always know what's in it.  However, I am in the process of going off coffee for awhile - I've been having 1/2 caf for about a week, and am now moving to having a cup every other day.  I don't know how long I'll be off it, guess we'll see!!

Well, that's just a quick little update! 

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Restoring the Temple

So, I had intimated a while back about how I know that I am called to go into frontier missions (that idea of going where we are not), and how I really need to be fit and strong to be able to do that...and how I realized my weight was holding me back, but I really wanted to change that.

Well, I've continued to pray into it, and there is a lot I have to say, but right now I am just going to skim a bit of the surface...

First of all, I've really come to recognize in a much deeper and more personal way that my body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit.  This particular temple has fallen into some serious disrepair, and I am challenged to restore it in order to bring glory to God.  With much consideration on a clever and artistic name for this season, I've decided I will call it "restoring the temple".  Pretty good, huh?

So, along with finishing up my little series (hope to get the next article out this weekend), and chatting it up about my life in general (wow - that sounds really narcissistic!!), I'll also be chronicling my journey in the restoration of the temple. 

Currently, I am studying a lot of scripture and getting God's perspective and strategies.  I've also picked up a book called "Fit to Serve" which really fits in with where God has me in this moment and the direction I'm heading.  I had been doing some workouts here and there, mostly to get my heart rate up - but the last two days I've done the Coach Powers workout (the author of this book) and let me tell you...I am SO SORE!!  I can't remember having been THIS sore in a mighty long time!  And I am thinking tomorrow will be even worse, as it will be the 2nd day after...oh goodness gracious...

So, that is basically it...I just want to get it on the grid and be open and transparent about where I'm at...I feel that God is asking me to be vulnerable in this area and not stand in self-reliance.  Alrighty - bless ya!