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All Around Good Health (God's Wait Training Program)

Lorna Nichols - Friday, February 17, 2012

It always seems to happen at the start of a New Year. People jump on the "let me get healthy" bandwagon. Many resolutions are health related: watch my sodium and sugar intake, cut down on the amount of food I eat, get more rest, have regular medical checkups and the list goes on.

A major emphasis seems to be on exercise and that includes weight training. Weight loss, raising metabolism, strengthening bones and improving coordination are just a few of the benefits. There is another component to consider. It is also a "wait training" program. Yes, in Psalm 46:10, we are encouraged to "Be still (wait) and know that I am God".  Isaiah 40:31 says, "But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint."

Other benefits in God's "wait training program" include improved vision. While waiting for the Lord, we begin to see circumstances in a different light. We see the workings of God in areas we would otherwise miss.

Just like the muscles in our bodies get stronger with the use of various weights, our faith muscles also grow stronger by the variety of times we are waiting on God. Keeping a record of answered prayer helps us to see where we started and how we are moving forward.

One other benefit is in the area of patience. Every opportunity of waiting on the Lord increases our capacity to wait on Him. Our endurance will improve over time.

As we pursue a healthier lifestyle, let's look forward to being involved in our Heavenly Father's "wait training program" too. 

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