|Fight Spiritual Flab! Take the Proverbs Challenge!|
I sought the Lord the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34: 4
I confess I have been feeling a little flabby. Physically and spiritually. Although I have been enjoying the lovely days of Summer, I know that routine and discipline have taken a back seat to rest & relaxation. My Personal Trainer personality has suddenly been alerted. I must have crossed into a relaxation danger zone. So here I am to invite you, whoever would like to join me, in this simple exercise in self-discipline as we ease our way back into the routines, regimens and schedules of Fall. I came up with it this morning as I was having my quiet time and feeling well...spiritually malnourished. Somehow in the Summer we slip into such a state of bliss and happiness with the weather, cookouts, beach, vacation we don't recognize that we may be getting a little flabby spiritually. At least this is the case for me. So in my training mentality I immediately start think of getting back to basics. Physically and spiritually. When I work with clients who have had an injury, taken time off or are beginners, I love to keep the protocol simple and basic. So that is my plan. Would you like to join me? Physical and Spiritual training are so much more fun when shared.
If you decide to take the challenge, find a way to link up with me as I will be posting daily on Facebook (you can "like" my page, if you would like to get the daily Proverbs Challenge directly to your newsfeeds). Or leave a comment below or via E-Mail and let me know your joining my little challenge!
Oh, and here is my little game plan, you know there had to be a game plan, right? I love to make things creative, fun and interesting so I decided instead of reading in order I would choose daily a random number (1-31) and read that chapter. I punched some squares and numbered them, and will be putting them in a jar on my desk. Each morning I will shake that jar and pick one out. This will be the chapter for the day! Now if you prefer to read in order 1-31 that is fine, too. Or if you would like to read your chapter at night, that will work. The Proverbs Challenge is 1 chapter a day. Simple, easy and good.
Monday, August 22, 2011- That's this Monday!
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together