Since I have the semester off, I can sleep as much as I want. Upon realizing this, I started to work out again. Why? Well the reason why I never really liked working out was because I was always so sore that getting out of bed was the worst thing ever…Now I can stay in bed as long as I want, that is no longer a problem :D. Upon this, I also realized that I will stretch a lot more. One of the reasons I’m working out is to improve in table tennis. That is my goal, maybe looks will be on the side but I want to improve in table tennis. If that means exercise, than so be it! This semester off really will test me spiritually. I eat a lot of crap and by God’s grace I don’t get fat! But that’s not the point, I am aiming to be a man of God and that means discipline. My body is the temple of God and slowly but surly in baby steps I’m going to work on some aspects as I aim to be a “Man of God”.
#1, taking care of my body… If I’m going to eat like crap I need to exercise to make up for it! I play a lot of table tennis and I actually think that is enough exercise for me but with more time off during those days where I don’t want to go out because I’m too lazy, well that means lifting weights and or running!
Another thing I’m aiming for (#2) is to study hard, but I really can’t since I’m not in school. Since nursing school is more practical than regular school, I hope to study my butt off, but not up to the point where I lose sight of everything else.
#3 will be reading the bible. We all try to put it in our new years resolutions but we always fail a few weeks or a month into the year, well…I’m saying it and I hope you guys can keep me accountable! School knowledge may make me intelligent but only God’s word can make me wise. I want to say that those who don’t look to God’s word break my heart, but that would be REALLY HYPOCRITICAL for me to say because I’m the same. I have phases where I read, and phases where I don’t. Life just gets in the way and I need to set my priorities STRAIGHT. So, the best I can do is worry about the plank in my eye before I take out the piece of wood in others. I truly believe that
#4 Is to be a good worship leader. I believe #3 and #4 are entwined together. I find that all excellent worship leaders indulge in God’s word daily. Worship at my church feels routine, people really need to examine their hearts and meditate. Music worship shouldn’t just be a time on the schedule for Sunday. I was there on the congregation side before and I know how it feels. After college fellowship, attending Urbana, attending so many different retreats and conferences, I learned SO much and have had the privilege of experiencing and being part of the worship teams. I can’t just take what I’ve learned and let it go to waste. With that, I have to understand that I am but a tool that God is going to use, ultimately it is up to the hearts of the congregation. Will they continue to worship as is or will they really take the time just forget everything else and focus on God? Will they be convicted. I have high hopes for our church.
With that said I’m going to shower now. Until next time…BYE!