Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Workout Prayers

I know I've mentioned before that I pray while I'm doing planks in a workout. But when I did them last week, God met me like never before. I was increasing the time I hold each plank, so I knew it would be harder. What I didn't expect was that the prayer time would be better.
At the beginning of each hold I simply asked God who He wanted me to pray for at that moment. When someone came to mind, I began praying. And the coolest thing happened. As my body began wanting to quit, I asked God to give strength to this woman when she wants to quit. Knowing God knows her present circumstance, I was confident He could meet her need. As my hold time was coming to an end - and I REALLY wanted to quit - I imagined how that woman may be feeling when her circumstance gets really hard. And it was like I was fighting for both of us to hold on, to persevere, to trust in God's strength and not our own.
Then my stop watch indicated it was time to rest and I collapsed on the mat - thankful that I'd held on until the end, confident that God would do the same for these people for whom I'd been praying.

Indeed, God is present and powerful and listening intently - even during my workouts.

Karen

3 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

So cool that God meets us in ANY situation where we are willing to seek Him!! He walks with me and swims with me.

TheUnSoccerMom said...

So needed to read this today. :o)

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - And sometimes He just sits and holds me. Love that, too!

Jodi - I'm glad you came by, then! :o)