I am discovering something that intuitively I knew was there, but often was untapped. I always carry it with me, but only sometimes I had allowed to direct my thoughts, behaviors, and actions. All too often I tried to take control of my thoughts and my destiny. Always thinking about what my future should look like. I want to steer the car, but sometimes that means I take a wrong turn, or sometimes even steering into oncoming traffic (metaphorically speaking of course). But things are changing more and more with each passing day.
You’ve heard of mind, body, spirit or even mind, body, soul. I think it should be reversed. Everything starts with the Spirit. Your spirit or faith should drive you. Once we have a good grasp, on our faith, only then should it inform, empower and guide our mind and then our body.
SPIRIT → MIND → BODY
So our fitness should consider all of three things, but our Spiritual fitness is most important. It’s not something we should work on once a week. (Back in the days of young adulthood that was me). We never get results from just one day at the gym or one run. So why should we neglect our spiritual fitness daily. And I want to take that a step further than once a day. If my faith impacts my mind and body I should dedicate more than just a few minutes a day to it. I want my faith to permeate every fiber of my being and driving every action and my behavior.
“Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God. We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. But the unbeliever; does not welcome what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually. The spiritual person, however, can evaluate everything, yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone. For who has known the Lord’s mind, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ“
1 Corinthians 2:10-16
This is my journey and this year I wanted to document it. It’s a journey that I am sure many others have taken before me. This one is mine and I am three months in and still excited about it. I hope you as you read it helps you discover your path. God Bless.