DADs, experts say, when preparing to run it is always important to warm up after you stretch.
The problem I sometimes have with warming up prior to running is that it makes me tired before I really get started in my work out!
But if I fail to warm up…then I increase the chance of injury that I otherwise could avoid.
Warming up is also essential with our walk with God as well. The warming up phase of our spiritual workout with God could be reading scripture, prayer or meditation...enabling your mind and heart to get ready and to fully receive...His message as you gain speed while getting into the word.
As it says in 1 Peter 1:13:
"Therefore, preparing your minds for action,
and being sober-minded,
set your hope fully on the grace that will be
brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."
It is in our preparation we are able to ready ourselves to not only receive God’s message into our hearts, but to also put into “practice” by enabling us to say as it is written in
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation
of my heart be acceptable to You, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”
DADs, consider today where in your daily walk could you add a little more warm up, strengthening your preparation to receive His word and to do His will?
To God be the glory!