It was early Saturday morning. Light was just starting to peek through my windows, as I awoke.
My first thought that morning was, “I wish I had an elliptical or treadmill, I would love to get up and exercise.”
With all the necessary home renovations the past few months, I had not talked myself into purchasing exercise equipment on top of that.
Yet, I knew I needed to exercise. My body was needing more than I was getting restoring my home. Our city had several nice walking tracks, but I live in the country, the drive to the tracks is longer than it takes to walk a few miles once there.
All these thoughts were running through my mind as I prepared to begin my day. Suddenly, a writing I had sent out last week came to mind.
Start where you are. Do what you can. With what you have.
I quickly threw on some comfy clothes, slipped on my tennis shoes and headed out to my back yard. I set the timer on my phone and began to walk.
My yard is not large, so I walked in circles, literally. As I walked, I thought of many scriptures.
I thought about the scripture that says God will prosper all the work of our hands. I pondered on the one that says whatever we sow, we will reap. I remembered my friend who calls exercise a seed for health.
As I continued to swiftly trudge around and around my yard, I was sowing seed. I took great joy knowing whatever I sow, that I will reap.
Sowing doesn’t only apply to finances. It works in every area of our life. If we want increase in money, we sow money. If we desire increase in our health, we sow eating right and exercise. If it’s more love and compassion in our life that we need, we should sow those things to others. The Bible clearly says, “whatever we sow – that is what we will reap.”
God is so faithful. He desires to bless everything we put our hand to, whatever that thing is. Our part is to sow the seed.
That morning of my seed sowing, as the walk came to an end, I laughed. My feet were soaked from the dew. I had tripped over the same rock a few times. But I completed the sowing of my seed and I prayed. Joyfully I said, “God, I will do this as long as necessary, but I would really love exercise equipment for my birthday, please receive my seed today.”
Friends, whatever you need to change in your life, may I say again. “Start where you are. Do what you can, with what you have. Then rest in the assurance that God will do the rest.” You will have the joy of knowing if your seed is in the ground then your harvest it on its way.
Meditate on this:
May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish for us the work of our hands— establish the work of our hands! Ps. 90:17