Ok, for those of you who might be wondering…I have not fallen off the face of the Earth, I have not abandoned the blog, or moved to a remote tropical island with no internet. Alas, however, I have been technologically disadvantaged for several weeks. With only my cell phone to keep “connected” to the world-wide web, I have chosen not to post on the blog by using the miniscule key pad on my phone. Thereby saving my thumbs from injury and you, my faithful readers, from countless spelling and grammar errors as I am sure my thumbs do not type as well as my fingers do when working in unison.
Nonetheless, we still have a CORE to RESTORE, do we not? The forces of unreliable technology and other forms of evil shall not detract us from our quest to strengthen our core, stand firm, and move with protection and support through our lives!
I think it is best, since we have been on somewhat of a hiatus, to START OVER with a brief explanation of COREpilates. First, Joseph Pilates, the founder of the Pilates exercise movements, believed that building a strong core would protect and support the body ultimately leading it to function at peak performance and strengthen the entire body making daily movements more effective, efficient, and productive. He created 7 Principles that, when utilized and practice, would strengthen the core muscles as well as the rest of the body. I developed the COREpilates method because I believe studying these same principles from a Biblical perspective can help us strengthen our Spiritual Core- our relationship with Christ. As we build this strong CORE, we will be able to move with Christ’s protection and support through life with more effective, efficient and productive movements as we seek proper alignment to His will for our lives.
Over the next few weeks, we will begin to explore how God created us and why. What purpose does our physical body serve in relation to our spiritual body? We will look at God’s instructions for building strong foundations and the reasons we must do so. We will examine how the physical temple was built and how those instructions might serve us in building our bodies as temples for the Holy Spirit. Please “stay tuned” as we seek to build a worthy dwelling place and learn how to present our bodies as living sacrifices to the One who created us.
In His Strength,
Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
As we seek to build a strong physical and spiritual CORE, pray that we will do it according to the Lord’s plans for us so that we may not labor in vain. As we seek protection for our physical and spiritual bodies, pray that we will do so with the Lord’s watchful eye and protective hand so that we will be completely safeguarded through the movements of our daily lives.