Shine - Up To Know Good on Monday

Up To Know Good on Monday

August 21, 2006

workout bands and shoes

When I exercise, I usually talk to myself. I say things like “Good job! Way to go! You’re working it out! We like the results! C’mon, c’mon, don’t give up now!” (Don’t you wish you were on a machine near me at the gym? Actually, I only talk out loud when I’m at home.) My husband has started to chime in with comments such as, “Way to go, honey! You’re looking good!” With all the cheering going on, my workouts go quickly, and I feel great when I’m done.

Do Good - Find an opportunity to cheer someone on today - maybe even yourself!

I used to work out at a fitness center. Some of the other women there would whine and groan through their entire exercise routines. After weeks, they wondered why they weren’t seeing results, but it was obvious that their words were holding them back from real progress. The same principle applies to our spirits. With the right words, we can either hold ourselves back or start to shine!

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God in which you shine like stars in the universe.” Philippians 2:14-15. Click here to read Philippians 2:12-18.

God, I sometimes forget the power of my words. Help me to speak positively to others and myself today!

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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