Whew. It's getting late on March 1st, but I'm making it on time. I apologize to those of you who have been waiting all day to post your verse.
Many of you know that I've been teaching fitness classes for about 12 years. During November and December I was absolutely over it, done, finished. I felt annoyed every time I had to go teach a class, but because it is my job and I have grown to care for the people I see in my classes, I kept going. My only hope was to get to quit teaching or get over the hump. I actually gave myself a four month window to see if it was just a work-out wall or it was actually time to quit.
Good news. I got over that darn wall. I'm loving instructing my classes again. Exercising with a group of people makes me smile, work harder, and show up even when I don't want to.
Well, guess what. I'm so grateful for all of you because you help me "show up" in memorizing scripture.
Right now I'm kind of in a "Meh, I think I'll coast awhile" funk when it comes to taking in scripture. Thank God He provided community for me through you. Without you, I may have remained lazy, or apathetic, or whiney, or just quit altogether.
I debated whether or not to tell you this because I don't want any of you to take this as license to slack off. Discipline takes work. Real work. For some of you setting goals and achieving them can practically happen in your sleep. But, for the other 99% of us, discipline means skinning our knuckles, clenching our jaw, furrowing our brow, and begging God to work in us as we work out our faith.
With all that being said, I will not be adding a verse this time. I'm staying focused on Ephesians 3:16-17 and Ephesians 6:20-21.
Thank you all for walking this journey with me. Your diligence encourages me. I pray for each of you as you comment and leave your verse. I truly love it and love you.
Post away and feel free to add anything you are learning or processing.