Get Strong Series Day 1: Planks
Today’s Devotionals: Day 1
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
You can hit all your macros, do all your workouts, check all the boxes and still feel incomplete, just like in our faith. You can perform all the duties of being a Christian but not feel the presence of God. Duties, checkboxes, and obligations will not give you the desires of your heart. It’s our way of self-control rather than giving God all the control and trusting in Him to provide the way. Abiding in God is the only way to sustain our hearts.
Today, set your intentions with God. Lay them at His feet. Praise Him through your work and seek His strength. Rely on the Lord while you work for what you want, and your efforts will not be in vain pursuit but always abounding in Him.
Our bodies or temples, as I call them, are dwelling spaces for the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:22). We are meant to bring God glory in all we do, and that has nothing to do with the way we look but the way we act how we carry His likeness as we encounter people of this world. We cannot use our gifts at total capacity if our bodies cannot serve us. This series is about getting strong from the inside out and learning to lean on the Lord for our strength and trust Him for our deliverance.
Our strength begins there, and then it manifests in our bodies. How do we get stronger by consistently training both? We train our minds and spirit through prayer and continually learning and growing in His word. You have to show up more than once a week; or a month. It means daily sacrificing time that we would like to spend and devoting to spending it with God. Strength training is very similar. Time needs to be offered daily to gain strength—consistently challenging yourself to grow. We serve the Creator, who is all about growth. As you go through these next seven days, let us grow in our spiritual and physical capacity Challenging ourselves daily, Not out of obligation but with a commitment and reverence for our Father to honor our bodies.
My prayer for you today:
Father God, I pray that I rely on you for my strength in my labor. Help me to put my methods of control aside and to trust and depend on you and your ways. In Jesus” name, Amen.
With God, no work is in vain.
- What are you keeping from God?
- What would happen if you released that burden to the Lord?
- Are you ready to completely lay your burdens at God’s feet? Why or Why not?
Why are planks important?
Planks are important because they are the foundation of most strength-based movements. Bracing your core stabilizes muscles, gives you support to lift and prevent injury, and keeps you aligned and engaged for form. Most people hate planks, but this is where you should begin your strength training. Check out the video on why we are beginning the Get Strong Series in planks,
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