Spiritual Walk / Leg Day – They Matter! You see that guy at the gym who is grunting like a bear while benching the house. He gets up from the bench, and you can see he spends a lot of time at the gym but is focusing on one area. His arms are so massive that he can’t even comb his hair. His chest and back look like he has a problem fitting into his car.
John 15:7 — “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
Then you see his legs, and they look like the legs of a Chicken. You’re like, dude… you need to spend some time working on your legs! You’re so top-heavy, you look like you about ready to fall over. It’s almost useless for all of that strength you have in your upper body because your lower body is so weak.
I know it’s a funny image to imagine.
Now let’s apply that same principle to our Spiritual walk with Christ.
Our gym is the church. You may go there and see that guy who is flexing his spiritual muscles all the time. He’s telling you how much he reads his Bible each week. Or can quote scripture at the drop of a hat. He’s raising his hands in Worship and is always there week after week no matter the weather.
But just like our bodybuilder, you notice something strange. They may not serve in any capacity to minister to people in need. They can’t communicate with the lost without starting a verbal brawl because all they want to do is be right instead of speaking the truth in Grace and Mercy. They can’t be part of a small group because they tend to dominate the conversation or always want to argue.
Jack of All Trades
We may have the same response to this churchgoer as our bodybuilder. Dude…you need to spend some time in prayer and ask God to help you communicate with Grace and Mercy. You may want to spend some of your Bible reading time serving the lost who may need to see Jesus in your actions. You may need to spend time with others to understand that we are a body of Christ, and while we may not agree on 100% of things, there is more that connects us than divides us, and that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Whenever we only focus on one part of our walk instead of the excellent example of Jesus, we will never be balanced. Spending time on our Spiritual Leg Day routine (Your Spiritual Walk) is essential.
Author: Tj Todd is the CEO of Studio490 Creative Services.
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This is another reason I’m so relieved that I found UNCOMMEN. I am working on that balance you mentioned in this post but there are things in my past I can’t seem to move beyond. People who have hurt those close to me have been put on my “list”. I would water board them in a heartbeat… preferably in cement. I pray continually to forgive and forget but it’s an attack that is like a boomerang… it just keeps coming back around when I least expect it. When I told you that my battle plan had always been…DUCK… this is why.
I feel like this is holding me back in my Christian walk but nothing so far has worked and the enemy is relentless in this area.
Right now I’m going through the content you posted after yesterday’s live broadcast.
Thank you for that.
Looks like it’s leg day.
A list is so common for me. I don’t get angry often, but when people do what I feel is not right, to my family or I, I put them on the “list” just as Darren stated above. I think sometimes, the only thing to do is acknowledge that aspect of our lives, work to overcome it, and try to love through it. It reminds me of a lyric in a song I heard once that went like, “I don’t like everyone I love.”