Weekday devotionals for Christians

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

Part 4 of What to do When Your Normal is Not Normal

4. Keep Your Body Moving

1 Timothy 4:7-9
(7) But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
(8) For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
(9) This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

I’m not promoting an exercise routine or any specific workout though that’s always a good idea. That’s your call.

I’m literally referring to keeping your body moving. When we go from constantly moving to being more stationary, then that energy has to go somewhere. I think some moderate exercise or action, like taking a walk, will help alleviate the extra energy, stored up energy, or even nervous energy that most will have.

Do you have trouble sleeping at night since you have been in isolation? If so, maybe some movement will help settle and tire you out. It should help your body be more relaxed when it is time for bed.

Allow yourself to move several times a day. If you are in deep study or on the phone or doing email, get up and stretch, take a few laps or go crazy and do a few push-ups. Try something new or different. I personally will try to crack out some exercises like I used to do when I was much younger. Don’t misunderstand, I will not try to do what I used to do, but doing something will help.

Stress has an outlet when you move around and do some kind of moderate exercise. It is not healthy for the body or good for your mind to stay stationary and dwell on the stresses or pressures…they will drive you insane. Take a short walk if you can, stretch your muscles, climb stairs, lift some weights, and be realistic about your exercises. Don’t over do it, but do something…anything

Keep moving; your body was designed for it, and it helps you feel better, think better, and lead better.

April 10, 2020 - Posted by | Coronovirus, Covid-19, Devotional, Madison Street Baptist Church

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