they swept the leaves off, I swiped down the cobwebs and lastly we checked for critters that may have homesteaded underneath before we wheeled the ol’ treadmill in from the porch. The boys cranked it up and let it purr a few minutes while I threw myself a pep rally in my closet.
Three years this ago this April I ran my very first and last 5K. I don’t say that to boast- it’s pathetic really= how totally and completely out of shape I am. It’s. Bad. A couple of nights ago I was basking in the steam of a pot of chicken n’ dumplins’ I’d been workin’ on when I began to feel a bit flush. Cowboy Dan had just come in from the barn when I asked, “do I look flush or red to you? I think I’ve gotten too close or too excited about the dumplins’..”
“Yes you look flush.”
We sat down I took a few deep breaths. Felt really wacky and weird (much more so than normal) and decided I’d cruise on over to sister banker’s house and borrow her blood pressure cuff. Turned out my blood pressure that usually runs very low was SCARILY high. She is a gifted mercy and began serving me the minute I walked in…She had me down a couple bottles of water, had lifted her windows and a cool fan blowing directly on me within minutes. It came down a bit, I borrowed the cuff and headed on back home all the way scolding myself.
AS IF I didn’t know that drinking coffee loaded with delicious Hazelnut or French Vanilla creamer until 1ish or 2ish everyday wouldn’t catch up with me?!
AS IF it was fine that I hadn’t drank a sip much less a bottle of water in I couldn’t tell you when?!
AS IF being less active than I’ve been in over a decade wouldn’t invite a multitude of unwanted health problemss?!?
AS IF I’m immortal.
I’m NOT and neither are you. SO WHY DO WE DO THINGS WE KNOW WE SHOULDN’T and NOT DO THINGS WE KNOW WE SHOULD Y’ALL?!?!?
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
See why we need grace.? I’m no good without His grace.
and it’s by His grace that I did not die last night as I danced AS IF I were Kevin Bacon from Footloose while on the treadmill. My body is mad at me today but tomorrow by His grace and through His strength I’m going to get back on…