Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Just Move

I laced up my shoes_ grabbed my iPhone_

put the ear buds in my ears_ and walked out the door.
There was a breeze blowing_ the sun was shining through the trees_ life was good_ it felt good to be back at it. Exercising….movement…moving.
Stiff at the first of it and then a little more easy, and then a jog here and there, 
and then less stiffness.
My legs were sore in places that normally weren’t sore from the previous days walk up the hills. But it felt good to know my muscles were doing what they were meant to do _ move….being used.
It hit me while on this walk so it is the same with my spiritual walk.
It can get stagnant _ when I’m not talking with the Lord regularly, when I’m not applying His word_ I even notice it with the things that I’ve been putting into myself.
Have I only listened to music that doesn’t breathe life?
Have I only watched movies of a depressing nature?
There can be no growth here, just a place of standing still
{kinda like when I stop exercising and I cease to feel good inside & out}.
But what I’ve found is I have to keep moving.
Because just as atrophy can set in if my muscles aren’t used over time so a complacent attitude or an attitude of passivity can set in spiritually.
And I want so much more than that.
I want so much more out of life than to just get by with stiff muscles.
So whether it’s a small walk out the door because that’s all you can do or a recommitment of getting back to the basics in your home.
Just move_ take a step_ don’t stay still for too long_ 
we’ve gotta keep on moving.

Linking up with Jami

Heather :)


  1. What a great reminder! I have had those exact moments! We just need to remember to wake up, get back to talking with God, and fill our lives with faith. :)

  2. LOVELY post!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Love this post...so true! So glad I found your blog!

  4. i did the same thing yesterday. almost didn't because i was about to use the "well its a holiday and i have the day off i'll do it tomorrow thing" but i putted on some sneakers, grabbed the dog and just started to jog. i need to keep doing that more.
    i just coughed and my abs hurt a little, but i liked it because i know they were getting worked out. which they need to be anyway. LOL.

  5. Thank you for this Heather because you could not be any more spot on. Like Ashley, I give myself excuses and "holidays" not only from exercising but from my walk with God. Oh well I am too busy today or XYZ is on TV. I get in prayer slumps. Where I feel like I am asking and talking to God yet feeling nothing in return. And I get down. It's hard but God wants us to KEEP MOVING like you said. Keep praying. Keep talking. Keep asking. Keep sharing.

  6. So true! I wish I could say my spiritual life is always "alive" and growing, but truthfully, as you said, I go through spurts of growth and then spurts of a whole lotta nothin. And I really notice a difference in my heart during those times not spent with God.

    As for exercise...I'm really bad at that!

  7. ok, you hit the nail on the head. I really needed to hear this today! Thank you, Heather! I'm happy to know you and thanks for the encouragement!


  8. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. What encouraging words :)

  9. Thanks for sharing with all of us! I am new to Call Me Blessed- We Encourage Tuesdays. I absolutely love it, and you are so right...we need to keep moving!

    At times, taking a physical break from moving IS needed...I am a busy body. I use the "busy body" to make up for an "unbusy mind" or "unbusy spiritual" walk. You helped bring me some clarity here!

  10. I love this.
    So, so true.

  11. I completely connected with your post and God knew I needed to hear that. I love exercising, yet there are so many times that what I do gets "old". When I mix things up in my movements I instantly feel it. My walk with God always grows more when I take it out of a stagnant place and "move" with God. Love this!

  12. Yes! The Lord has really put afire in me for the Word and it feels great! Like new life. Wish I could say the same for physical exercising. hahaha

  13. "Because just as atrophy can set in if my muscles aren’t used over time so a complacent attitude or an attitude of passivity can set in spiritually." i hear this!! you wrote this beautifully and i am totally taking it to heart.

    p.s. thank you for your kind words on my blog. i'm happy you found your way over so i can find my way here! it's great to meet you :)

  14. I love this, Heather! Movement in my body and soul feels so good and when I stop moving in either area I feel like junk. Thanks for the encouragement!

  15. Hey girl! Found you via Everything Espey and now following! Just wanted to say hi and tell you I appreciated this post a lot. I absolutely love the walk vs spiritual walk/life analogy. It fits perfectly here. And we all need reminding of this often b/c it's so easy to slip and get off track! Lovely words!

    xoxo, Sarah Kate

  16. thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

    i love this post about just taking one step forward and start moving physically and spiritually.

    keep up the good work.

  17. I love love LOVE this post. Double encouragement :) I need to get moving physically and I need to keep moving spiritually. Thank you.

  18. LOVE this Heather. Thank you. Need to keep moving… Recently I’ve been feeling a little stagnant. XoXo

  19. Love this.. I so need to get out and WALK today! Or maybe jog... I mean, that's why I got the jogging stroller right? Lol!

    From one HH to another!


    {A Mom Without Facebook}

  20. good stuff girl. wish I would read this LAST week :)