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Anticipate Your Movements

March 14, 2015 by

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I love my chiropractor!

I have regular aches and pains that bring me to his office where he is always quick to fix me so that I can get back to living my life.

When I am really bad off, he sends me away with these words:

“Anticipate your movements for the rest of the day.”

This is, of course, his way of reminding me that I need to be thoughtful and intentional about the way I move my body so that I do not cause it to become re-injured or that I don’t undo the work that he just performed.

I so appreciate his advice and I am careful to follow it because I know that it both encourages healing and prevents future pain.

While his advice is very helpful to my physical body, I cannot help but apply that same principal to my spiritual life.

I am so incredibly thankful to Jesus Christ for what He did for me on that cross that I want my life to display that appreciation to the world. In an effort to do that, I must “anticipate my movements”.

I must use great care in the way I move my body.

Am I taking it to places that do not honor Him? (Psalm 1:1-3)

Are there places I should be taking it in order to bring Him glory? (Matthew 28:18-20)

What about my hands? Do I use them to help others in an effort to serve Him? For even the Son of Man can came not to be served, but to serve… (Mark 10:45)

What kind of thoughts do I allow to roam around in my mind? (Romans 12:2)

What is the condition of my heart? (Psalm 51:10)

What words do I allow to escape from my mouth? (Luke 6:45)

While I understand that my behavior doesn’t change my position before God, I strive to live a life that pours out thanks for the blood that was poured forth from His perfect body on my behalf.

I also understand that without Him, I can do nothing. (John 15:5)

It is Him who does the work in me. (Philippians 1:6)

That being said, I choose to offer my life as a living sacrifice to Him, for Him, and for those around me. (Romans 12:1)

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank and praise You that we can boldly approach Your throne of grace any time of any day. We pray that You would help us to remember to be intentional about our thoughts and to be able to anticipate our movements as we walk through this beautiful world that You have created knowing that there is an enemy who wishes to trap us in his snares that we might miss Your best for us. Thank You for Your Holy Spirit that speaks, leads, and guides us in all that we do if only we might listen. It is in the most precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that we pray. Amen.

Are there movements we are making that we should be more intentional about?

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15 Responses to Anticipate Your Movements

  1. Laurie Collett

    What a wonderful illustration! May we intentionally use our bodies to honor Him, as a holy, acceptable, living sacrifice. Linked up with you at Faith Along the Way — hope you’ll stop by Saved by Grace for a visit!
    God bless,
    Laurie

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