One Thing We’re Loving

Do you believe God is using this season to do a work in your life?

As the world panics and the unknowns threaten us, and sometimes it’s all we can do to just hang on, God is using this. Even now. Especially now.

One workout helped me change my perspective, and I’m sharing it with you today!

Whether you’re the athlete whose season just got canceled or working out isn’t really your “thing,” we all need to take care of our bodies. Your physical body is a gift, and it’s the temple of the Holy Spirit in you (1 Cor. 5:19–20).

When I heard that Kara Osborne from Wellness Witness was going to be doing a live workout online one morning, I knew it would be good motivation, and not just for exercise. Kara creates workouts with a biblical focus. In this video, she shares that her hope is “to move your body, but more than that, it’s to encourage your heart.”

As I found myself in the push-up position, her words echoed in my head: “The most important thing you can do right now is draw near to the Lord.”

Yes, exercise is great for your body. Many of us are finding ourselves at home a lot more than normal and could benefit from making exercise part of our routines. Or maybe it simply helps us from going stir-crazy. But I love that Kara’s workouts don’t stop with the fitness aspect, but she addresses our real need to come into the presence of the Lord. Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 4:8 that “while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way.”

Besides doing three sets of upper body and core workouts, you’ll dwell on Scripture and direct your gaze to the power of Christ in our weaknesses. Kara quotes our own Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth:

God is using this season and the sacrifices of it to redeem you and to make you cast yourself upon the mercy and strength of Christ. How would you know He is strong if you never felt weak?

We get to rely on the Lord’s strength. May this season be a reminder of that. This video is one thing we’re loving this week. Get up and get moving as you center your heart on Jesus, and ask God what He wants to do in and through you.

About Author

Micayla is a big fan of sunrises, donuts, adventures, and finding joy in everyday moments. She loves encouraging others with the truth and wonder of the gospel. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, coffee mug in hand, or daydreaming about her next trip to the beach. Micayla serves on staff with Revive Our Hearts, and lives in the Midwest with her husband, Adam.

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