This time last year, I was seeking God for a job. I had peace about leaving my last position (which I absolutely loathed), but I didn’t have a job lined up for 2013-2014. I had to exercise my faith.
Let’s look at what exercise does in the natural. I am working on it, but I am not as disciplined as a few others… I have friends who are fitness competitors. Exercise is a regular part of their life. I watch them transform their bodies by using resistance, repetition, and assistance to activate muscles so that others could see the definition of their bodies. Then they hit the stage and showcase their results with others who have worked equally as hard.
Don’t bring the physical to a faith fight. You have to operate in the spirit, much like they have to in the gym. We have spiritual weapons, the one I highlight today is PRAYER. Prayer is essential in any spiritual exercise. Resist the urge to live only in what your two eyes can see, pray repeatedly (Matthew 7:7), rely on assistance from the Holy Spirit and be a light reflecting the power of God. Matthew 5:16 reminds us that our light is a beacon for others to see the work of God in us.
This summer, I have a job to go back to (that I actually like), a ministry assignment (that I am growing in), a business (another way I can tap into women everywhere), and lots of writing to do. I am a blessed woman because I exercised my faith…with prayer.
When will you start working out your faith?
PHOTO taken by Charlene of Ickthys Photography