November 16, 2007

The_climb Currently in my fitness routine I’m doing what I have pretty much done for the last 15 years..with pretty much the same results.  I lift about 2 or 3 times a week.  O.K. more like 2 times.  I do cardio about 2 to 3 times a week.  O.K. more like 2 times.  I stretch about once a week…for about two minutes.   I weigh about 15 pounds more than I should, and manage to hide it decently well with an untucked shirt or jacket.

The most success I have ever head in becoming fit was when I did two months of a three month program called P90X. (This was about 6 months ago…the DVD system now sits in my basement and mocks me.) The routine was built on two things.  1. Working your tail off 6 days a week. 2. Switching it up constantly, never settling into a routine, confusing your muscles with variety so that they continued to get stronger. The idea is to not let yourself plateau.

What is your spiritual routine?  Have you been doing pretty much the same thing, getting the same results for the last x amount of years? Do you feel like you are in a spiritual plateau? What can you introduce into your day or week to switch it up, to get to know Christ better, to take the next step?  Are you journaling?  Are you in the Word?  What is your prayer life like? Do you have accountability?  Are you practicing your faith with good works?  What are they? Do you have a mentor?  Are you a mentor?  Do you worship Christ throughout the week?  

I just listed a lot of things to “do”.  And in any religion…there are all kinds of things to do, morals to achieve etc.  The difference between every other religion and Christianity, is that in the “doing”, the goal is not just to be good, the goal is to know, to walk, to live with Christ. So in that pursuit, let’s go to the next level in Him today!

Jeremiah 29:13:
13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.


  1. Thanks for the reminder Jay.

  2. P90X kicks my rear end. Perhaps you could come out with a P365X for the Christian workout.

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