*This is a special bonus episode with behind-the-scenes content from The Christian Women’s Summit: Restoring Faith, Body and Soul. I heard the many requests for a live stream or replay and made it my goal to make this available to you.
Have you ever wondered…
Sister, I can promise you right now that God cares about you and every struggle or thought you have ever had.
Ladies come to me constantly wondering why they aren’t seeing results, why the fat isn’t melting, and the muscle building. They are doing everything their diet says to do.
Worldly fitness doesn’t work or last forever today I am revealing why.
Ultimately, the word worldly means, without God. As Christians, our goal is to put God first in everything. But, fitness can easily become an idol, replacing Jesus in our lives. Worldly fitness is perfection-based and performance-driven and it can create an unhealthy relationship with food and body image.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
Apart from God, We Can Do Nothing! This includes our fitness.
Here are some shocking numbers related to worldly fitness:
Sad right? This is what fitness is without Jesus. So how can we fix this? How can we have a relationship with God during our fitness journey?
Make Fitness a Spirit-Led instead of a frustrating flesh project!
“Be the fruit the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;” Galatians 5:22-23
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26
Captive - Take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
Cast - Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7
Choose - Choose not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
Seek God 1st - “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33
Surrender It Daily to God - “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6
Show Up in the Power of the Holy Spirit - “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord.” Zechariah 4:6
What areas in your life might you want to reflect Jesus more?
Here is how you begin your lifestyle of stewardship…
Let’s start with the 7 P’s!
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will
come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation 3:20
Read about each specific P here!
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12:1
Friend, you are a child of God. He cares about every aspect of your life. He knows the number of hairs on your head, why would He not show up for your fitness?
Start slow, you don’t have to dive into everything and try to make a drastic lifestyle change all at once. Pray that God shows you where and how to start, and He will guide you!
Remember, you are Strong. Confident. His.
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