What a great response to the â€œtestâ€ post on a fitness challenge!! We’re ready to go on our side. We grabbed a few pictures the other night to set out some suggestions on proper form, and they will be with the next post. A rough plan has been completed to cover the next 90 daysâ€“we’re looking forward to it.
As Dad did in his initial post, I would like to again provide a bit of encouragement in a few areas.
First, balance. Scripture says that “bodily exercise profiteth little.” We see that there is benefit in exercise, but according to Scripture it is minimal. Our bodies are Christ’s temple; they are what He indwells. But, our spirit is what will live forever. Therefore, to neglect what is important for that which isn’t would not be a good thing. For someone to get their pushups in for the day, but miss their time with the Lord would show misplaced priorities.
Secondly, we are not wanting this to be a catalyst that encourages joining of gyms. Weâ€™re sure some will disagree with this, but we don’t see gyms as a wholesome environment for Christians. Between the â€œmodestyâ€, music, and TVâ€™sâ€“they arenâ€™t edifying. Therefore, our challenge is to encourage physical fitness that can be accomplished at home.
Thirdly, we desire to build the body, not injure it. With exertion there is the possibility of injury if there are existing physical problems or poor form/execution of the exercise. Please be sure you have correct form, and if you have any concerns or questions about your current health status, check with your physician. We wonâ€™t consider stiffness an injury. (smile)
And last, this is not a competition. We are not competing against each other. It is an “as iron sharpeneth iron” environment where we can encourage each other to improve. We’re not competing. The goal of this is to provide a forum for interaction, accountability to push on, and programming that makes it accessible for everyone in a family environment.
Scripture says that a threefold cord is not easily broken. I’m looking forward to being a part of that cord with you over the next 90 days.
Watch the blog as the next post will describe how it will work and give you the opportunity to measure your current ability. Look for it Thursday or Friday!
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).