Monday, October 1, 2007

Monday Refocus

Well, after a couple of talks this weekend, and an adventurous weekend in which several of our questions were answered. (Not going into a lot of detail mainly because it would probably bore you.) Ronnie and I decided that it was time that we get some new discipline around our life. (This was also aided by the sermon at church last night where he talked about 1 Corinthians where Paul is talking about beating his body into submission so that he can run to win, and fight as one not beating the air.) I don't want to be someone who "beats at the air" in my life. This requires discipline. I used to have a quote on my wall in my piano studio that said "in order to do something with ease, you must first learn to do it with discipline." I have absolutely NO IDEA who wrote that, but it makes sense to me. If I want to be able to live a steady, healthy, effective life easily - then I must first live a steady, healthy effective life with discipline.
So, finally, the clock went off at 5:45. (in the morning... who knew that 5:45 came twice in a day???) haha. We rolled out of bed. Well, honestly, Ronnie has less trouble with mornings than I do. He got up, he had to push me out of bed. We threw on something resembling workout clothes. (My eyes weren't actually open yet, so I really don't know what I wore). We then drove about 2 miles to the local High School walking track and WALKED! First, let me tell you that fall has arrived in Va. (Such a wonderful time of year for me to decide to be disciplined!) Fall in Va=Winter in Alabama[almost]! It was COLD! But we walked, and had fun doing it...
We then went back to the house, made some tea (lemon tea with honey... mmmm... good stuff!) and had our devotional time. This was wonderful! We had gotten into such a routine of doing things and adding Jesus along the way - it was great to stop and have some time to spend with Him alone.... then went on with our normal morning routine. It felt SO good to have treated my body as a temple, and then spent time with my Savior before starting my day. I think that although it was NOT easy to be pushed out of bed at 5:45, the results are worth it. I am actually looking forward to the next time.
Well, the job is calling often today (many phone calls on a Monday morning) so I better get back to work. Life is good...

4 comments:

DeeDee said...

Makes me want to get up and walk tomorrow :) - Thanks for the inspiration.
You are a treasure! :)
MOM

JustJessie said...

I'm trying to find a second-hand jogging stroller so I can do the same. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jeff Keith said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful things that you posted on my blog. You didn't have to introduce yourself. Jessica has always spoken highly of you and your family. I am looking forward to reading your blog in the future.

Meredith said...

That post makes me want to do the same! I've been thinking a lot lately about how badly I treat my body; not like a temple at all.

Your posts are always so inspiring! I hope you keep up the good work! :D