Purity 256 11/05/2020
Today’s photo comes from a friend who is on work assignment in the Adirondacks near Dolgeville NY.
This peaceful snow scene can either fill you with peace and wonder, abject fear and loathing, or gratitude that the snow hasn’t made its way to you yet!
Seasons change and so do we. In my walk, I have found that if we don’t watch where we are going we can end up in a place we didn’t intend and feel cold, alone, fearful, depressed, or angry about where we are.
A friend’s recent testimony about a two-year slow decline into a devastating depression was a sobering reminder that we have to be diligent in maintaining our health in the mental, spiritual, and physical.
I have been so focused on finishing my studies that I neglected my physical health for that project. I knew I was slipping but felt powerless to stop the decline and promised myself to deal with it when my academic work was done. And now it’s time to pay the piper!
After a celebratory weekend, and two work outs later, I discovered two things.
1. Sore muscles.
2. The fact that when you let things slide you usually let other things slide and the combined mess is harder to clean up the longer you leave it unattended.
So yeah, I had forsaken my regular workouts for academics, but I also let my healthy eating habits slide too.
The lethargy and the increased calories added up to lifting more weights (in terms of my body mass) than I would have needed to if I hadn’t let both things go.
But, there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, so I won’t beat myself up but I will be committed to get back to where I was and thank God for His grace every step of the way.
God bless you all!