Exercise Equipment

Maintenance on the Temple

“Or do not not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

~1 Corinthians 6:19-20

I don’t know about you, but I find myself getting into a funk every so often and I decided to figure out why. So, I got to thinking and discovered that when I don’t take care of myself I don’t feel right and get into a funk. Sounds pretty simple right?

I then thought about what I could do that would make me feel better and get out of this funk. I came up with three things that I’d like to share with you.

  1. Drinking enough water

I know, it sounds so simple but when I get down I really need to remember to drink more water. I have found that not drinking enough causes me to become very tired and irritable therefore I become more likely to waste time doing things that don’t matter and then get down emotionally.

2. Exercising regularly

Okay, let’s be honest here, I REALLY DON’T LIKE EXERCISE. But I have found that I feel better when I do a little exercise 3-5 days a week. Spending time exercising allows me to accomplish two things at once: I can be healthier and spend less time wasting time. It’s a win-win. Sure it’s not exactly fun and sometimes painful but in the end, it’s worth it.

3. Being in the Bible and spending time with God

When I really get down I find that it’s mainly because I haven’t been spending enough time with God. Sometimes I wonder how in the world I am able to go days at a time without really reading the Bible and talking to Him. Then I get overwhelmed by the fact that I can somehow live without communicating with Him and the Devil tries to convince me that I’ve been away too long or that there’s not enough time in the day to spend some with God.

But, you know what, the Devil is SO wrong.

He lives to make us feel like we are too far gone and that we can’t come back. We can come back to God anytime we want. The truth is that He waits patiently for us–and when we do come home He greets us like the father greets the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32).

Figuring out why I slip into a funk makes me feel a little better because I can then change things up a little and with the help of God I can rise out of the pit.

Until next time,

Bailey Sue