core training

When I do physical therapy for my shoulder, I do some exercises (turkish getups, step ups, etc) that have some nice side benefits related to strengthening my core.  Translation:  my abs get a workout along with my shoulder.  I’ve learned that when my abs are strong, the rest of my body has better alignment, agility and strength.  In a similar way, I think that one of the core essentials to following Jesus is trusting Him.

So here are some core exercises to consider for your “Cross Training”:

  • when you go through high pressure experiences, choose to lean into rather lean away from Jesus (don’t fall back on old habits or destructive patterns)
  • consider doing some extra Bible memorizing to strengthen your muscle memory & provide a constructive alternative to the worry default
  • pain is gain:  I know my abs are getting a good workout when they hurt & following Jesus isn’t only about having perpetual pleasure
  • agility comes with practice: the more I trust Jesus, the more adventures I get to enjoy rather than endure (Saving Moses is a great personal example)
  • form is important to prevent injury: fully trusting Jesus yields better results than just trusting with pieces & parts

Have an awesome weekend & don’t fight the urge to pass this along to your friends 🙂

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