Let’s play Hide-N-Seek

February 24, 2011

Do you remember playing that when you were younger, or, if you are a parent, you probably still play that with your little ones. Well, God has entered into a friendly game of ‘Hide-n-Seek’ with us. It is all a part of our purpose – He is challenging us to open our eyes to what we can find if we really press in. In Jeremiah 29:11-14, God says that He is the only one who knows the exact plans and purposes He has for our life but the key to us understanding those plans and purposes is for us to abandon all other things in order to know Him and Him alone. God’s promise is to give us prosperity in all areas (mental, spiritual, financial, emotional, and physical) when we desire Him and seek Him more than anything else. Our purpose for being created is to fellowship with God and bring others along, not just for the ride, but for the eternity. We must guard our hearts and be very particular about what things we will allow to influence us. As we search every nook and crannie of our lives and the world around us looking for reasons to praise God, God is glorified. “He inhabits the praises of His people”. And when it seems that everything in life is pressing against us but we continue to press into Him, we turn the corner and find Him right there – “Arms wide opened, heart exposed” (Misty Edwards).

Why is it in you?

November 26, 2007

Ephesians 4:12, NASB

“for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;”

Okay, so it has taken me nine months . . . at least I am back to finish what I started.  Hopefully you have been pondering “What is in you,” I know I sure have and now I am back to begin with the answer given in the scripture I have sited above.

 . . . umh . . . just ponder the scripture and I will be back with more later.

Is it in you?

February 10, 2007

Of course, I credit the advertisers of Gatorade with the initiation of this question, but I want to take it a step further. I want to go beyond the liquid filler that is promoted to replenish and nourish your body after physical exertion. I want to ask this question in light of our abilities and potential.

Yes, I am a Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist, so I could go on all day about anatomy and nutrition and exercise necessities, but I won’t because the purpose of this blog is to bring new insite to the word fit, or as I have it spelled above F.I.T. (Fundamental, Intuitive, Training). I invite you, my readers to venture with me to explore the depths of fitness. It is my firm belief that fitness is more than just something that is achieved after a certain daily regimen of physical activity. I believe fitness to be a state of mind and an out flow of that state of mind is physical appearance/performance but that is only a minute measurement of a broader accomplishment.

My question of “Is it in you?”, refers to our potential to achieve anything our hearts desire. I would like to further dissect this question into three parts:
1) What is in you?
2) Why is it in you?
3) Will you leave it there or will you let it go free?

. . . but this post will only focus on the first part. “What is in you?”

The Psalmist David wrote “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” {Immediately, this statement sparks another question, what/who are you delighting yourself in. If in fact it is the Lord, please read further, however, if you hesitated to answer this question or if you are in the midst of any sort of confusion concerning this question, please send me a personal email at win@greatworksfitness.com or visit the link on the sidebar entitled ‘r u fit4eternity’.}

You know those timeless questions of Who am I? and What am I here for? Well, David has revealled to us exactly how to figure it out.

What does it mean to delight?, It means to take pleasure in or enjoy or to find joy in. When we find our joy in the Lord, He gives us the desires of our hearts. But it is not at that moment that he gives us the desires, it is just at that moment that our desires are revealled to us. God gave us every one of our desires before He even spoke the earth into existence, but because He created the world and man for fellowship with him (His enjoyment / His delight), it is only when we have that heart-full urging to do things His way that He is able to release the detailed information about His plan to us and the specific understanding of what part we are to play in it.

So what is our potential? Collectively, as the human race, we are to understand the reality of God and His plan for our land and ensure that it is carried through. Individually, our potentials vary. It is a question we each must ask for ourselves and only we can fulfill that potential, regardless of what anyone else may say, think, or feel.

What is the desire of your heart that has been placed inside of you? It doesn’t matter how big or small, and, in fact there will be more than one and they will culminate toward a single end — the big picture. Our work is to identify these desires and understand their Truth (purpose) so that we may appropriately approach the task of pursuing them to fulfillment.

Welcome to Discover F.I.T.

February 6, 2007

Welcome to the Discover F.I.T. blog site. This site was created in an attempt to get inquiring minds to consider the question, “What is fitness?” The initiator of this site, Wendolynn Allen, owner of GreatWorks Fitness, desires to assist you in discovering your true potential and developing it to the fullest.
It must be said from the beginning that this site is published by a Spirit-filled, Born Again believer of the fact that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and came to earth to rule and reign and teach all people, by the legacy of His works, how to rule and reign as was God’s original intent. All entries to this site will be from the point of view of Christianity and the effort is to encourage readers to see their faith as a practical everyday necessity for life.

Hello world!

February 5, 2007

“. . . the kingdom of God is within you.” — Luke 17:21