I WANT SPIRITUAL ABS. The abdominals are the hardest muscle to develop, specifically on women because we naturally carry around an extra layer of fat on the torso. It takes a rigorous, disciplined, restricted and regulated routine of diet and exercise. Not to mention they are in a place only my husband is supposed to see.
So, all that work and I am not even supposed to show them off. But, I want those spiritual abs- the ones only my Lord can see, the muscles that are only produced through a restricted diet and a rugged discipline over the flesh. They are supposed to be covered, they are for His eyes only. Unless of course you flash them to the world to say, “Look at my abdominal muscles! Look how disciplined I am! Look at my work for the Lord!” Then you are flashing your pride and eroding those secret works to the Lord. If you’d be honest with yourself, it wasn’t really for Him, it was for man’s approval and your own self esteem. “The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.” Psalm 25:14
There are things that are for His eyes only. It’s good and right that not everyone knows your work and discipline for Him. Do not show your abs to anyone but Him. Let the fear of God have its perfect work and you will find yourself dwelling in the secret place. #runyourrace
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