Bible prayers: gym hate


  • Bible prayers and motivation.

Sweat haters loathe the treadmill, the Pilates class and weight machines. Because their doctor twisted their arms, they’re at the gym, counting down the minute to the end of the torture session, which they often skip and only do to stave off the heart attack.

I can’t relate: I love the endorphin release of the gym. I’m hooked on the good feel of health. At some point in life, I figured out the tradeoff: you either delight your tongue for a few minutes daily — or your delight your body 24/7.

fat or gymGuess what? I like broccoli too! I’m a salad fanatic.

(Of course I believe in Heaven, but I’m in no hurry to get there — like soda-imbibers. Passing the last days of my life in the hospital does not appeal to me.)

And church captivates me. No, the minutes don’t pass in intolerable boredom (well, most of the time). I’m passionately into everything good for you — and God is good for you!

willpowerSo is prayer good for you. If you eschew prayer in favor of reality T.V., you’re missing out on some good returns available only to those who invest. Not every prayer session is just sweet communion with my Lord. But I keep at it, even when it’s hard, just like the gym or vegetables. I’ll keep praying Bible prayers.

16 responses to “Bible prayers: gym hate

  1. Amen! πŸ™‚ Great Post!

  2. I don’t want to burden you but you have received the received the Versatile Blogger Award
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  3. I was avoiding going to the gym by reading posts. You have shown me the error of my ways with that last photo. πŸ™‚

  4. Interesting post. I get being you have to be Persistent in prayer. I’ve been praying for direction in my life and still feel like I’m going no where. What do I do? Any advice.

    • Keep praying. I am trying to find direction too! After 16 years on the mission field, the transition (3 yrs) hasn’t been easy. I’ve been groping about for direction. So just keep praying and keep pursuing your dreams. That’s about all I can do.

  5. Gym, broccoli and church are good and healthy for you! I am going to have all three tomorrow! πŸ™‚

  6. I like broccoli too AND brussel sprouts. πŸ˜€

    Another great post – I enjoy your words.

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