This morning God woke me a little earlier than I usually wake up and instructed me to run. Now I am not going to be all deep but this one I have to hit you with!
As I got dressed, it was like a force was behind me and I couldn’t stop it. So I just decided to go with it and let God do what he was doing this morning.
As I got outside I just took off running, he instructed me to run a part of my complex’s parking lot. As I was running on my 6 lap, he said Quan did you know that you are worshipping me by your running right now? I said Lord… running an act of worship?
He said Yes! and referred me back to Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
I said Oh Yeah! Then it is hit me like a tone of bricks! If you look at the word Present it means ” to afford or furnish” to ” to direct, point or turn something to someone else” or to bring, offer or give in a formal or ceremonious way” WOW.. ceremonious!!!
Reasonable meaning that it is the LEAST you can do!!!
The word also speaks of how we are to finish the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
When we worship God in our bodies by working out, we are preserving our bodies so that we can do HIS will what he has called us to do!
Lately, I am going to be real, I needed a push in my worship, I had got lax and tired. I didn’t want to push myself anymore. Low key I was doing it, but was doing it out of knowing ” it was right to do” or ” I had to do it’ but this morning God had to reignite my fire. God literally had to place my body in SHOCK!!!
He had to bring my focus of my workout back to him, where it all began! Not the focus on getting the weight off. I guarantee that if you are focusing on God the weight will immediately come off..
It is about his service, not our needs!
So I challenge you today, Have you worshiped God with your body today?
** Did you know that you can control your appetite too? The Bible states in 1 Cor. 9:27 “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” WOW… Confession of the Day: TODAY I CONTROL MY APPETITE MY APPETITE DOES NOT CONTROL ME!!!!! I PLACE IT UNDER SUBJECTION IN JESUS NAME!!
Have a blessed Day!