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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Sport or Fitness (02/15/07)

TITLE: Getting Lost on the Treadmill
By Deanna Fullerton
02/19/07


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Just recently, we acquired a bulky unattractive treadmill from my parents. It does not fit in with my décor, nor does it have that appealing look to it that beckons you over. Matter of fact, if it were not for the fact that I have reached that age where exercise is not only important but also imperative, I would have passed up the opportunity to acquire such a huge piece of equipment.

The truly amazing part of this acquisition is now that I have incorporated a three to five day exercise plan into my life, I look forward to walking on the treadmill. What attracts me to such a huge, bulky piece of equipment, you may ask?

Allow me to let you in on my physical fitness secret. The time I spend exercising my physical body, I am exercising my spiritual body as well. I have found that if I play praise and worship songs on my MP3 player, the focus is not on the pain and agony we sometimes go through getting our bodies physically fit. The focus is on praising and lifting up our Heavenly Father.

I find myself getting lost in His presence and going nowhere but yet going somewhere with my Lord. As I am enduring physical fitness, I am experiencing spiritual fitness. Before I knew it, a twenty-minute exercise regimen has turned into forty plus minutes of walking with the Lord. So, the next time you pass by that dusty treadmill of yours, remember you may be missing an opportunity to walk with the Lord. Not only will your physical body benefit, but your spiritual life will as well.


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Jorge VanSlyke02/22/07
Exercising and singing for the Lord or listening to phrases sounds like a pretty good deal to me c",)
Donna Emery02/23/07
Great idea! Sometimes my gym will play Christian music during our exercise time and I always enjoy it and sing along. Nice job incorporating prayer and praise into your exercise time
Jacquelyn Horne02/23/07
What a wonderful idea. I've heard of others who walk a mile or two with a walkman and praise tunes.I've never tried it. (the walking, I mean!)
Betty Castleberry02/23/07
I enjoyed this. It's well-written with a message, too. This would make a very nice devotional.