Monday, October 13, 2008
I started back in working out, I felt it was time for me to
begin my exercise program again, now that I have healed from my surgery.
I was so enthusiastic as I laced my shoes and took off ready to conqueror.
That was, unfortunately, until I began to experience some discomfort on one
Well, no matter, I pressed onward with my stepping walk, enjoying the
book I was reading, trust me when I tell you it is possible to read and work
out on a machine. Before long, it really hurt and I was very aware that
something was wrong. Each step became painful and I started to slow down
as I was coming to the end of the time I had on the machine. It seems the
new walking shoes "$85.00" was not supporting my foot correctly, the ball
on the bottom of my foot felt like something was broken in there. Then because
I decided to hold my foot differently I got a blister, but I didn't want to quit. So I got me a bandaid and rolled up some toilet paper and put it on the raw spot.. No laughing at the toilet paper now, hahaha. I thought that should be plenty of protection, and went on my way. This added protection and it did help numb the pain, I couldn't feel it quite so much. I went to the drug store and bought those inserts, and it has comforted the spot on my foot, But the blister still kept bothering me a bit, and I noticed it was turning hard and callused. I realized the other day it stop hurting and I wasn't feeling anything from it. "Praise God".
Have you ever done something wrong, and had a terrible guilty conscious about it? Something which really hurts you in your heart, and you feel awful about it?
Perhaps telling a small lie- so as not to hurt a friend or cheating on a game/test, or one of a hundred different things we can do which are not in God's will. Each time we do the same act over again, it becomes less painful, just as
my blister had. As we repeat the wrong thought or action, we may look for
secular or even peer support to protect us against the hurt in our heart which is saying, "this is WRONG". That may buffer our conscious, and lead us to totally callousness.
When we feel nothing, and can repeatedly do wrong in God's eye, we have given ourselves what God calls a hardened heart. AMEN!!
It is just like that callous on my heal eventually you feel no regret or no sense of evil as you continue down your path of wrongdoing. It is a terrible thing when the heart becomes hardened, because then love can not penetrate it.
We must all be on guard to listen to that little voice within us that tells us when we do something wrong.
That voice is called The Holy Spirit, and He will help us stay out of the terrible rut of hard heartedness.
My brothers, take care that there is not by chance in any one of you an evil heart without belief, turning away from the living God:
But give comfort to one another every day as long as it is still Today; so that no one among you may be made hard by the deceit of sin:
For if we keep the substance of the faith which we had at the start, even till the end, we have a part with Christ;
As it is said, Today if you will let his voice come to your ears, be not hard of heart.
Please, also if you should need some toilet paper for a booboo like this please
put some neosporin or vaseline on, I think it hurt worst when I peeled the paper off.
Have a great week & be Blessed