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Consecrated Life of Holistic Fitness - Part 1

Updated on July 2, 2014

Honoring My Body

I am striving to live a sinless life,
sinning less with each new day.
With an open heart through my tests and trials,

“Lord, help me learn the lessons quickly,” is what I pray.

During a recurring respiratory illness
that has flared up every few years,

God shed fresh light on some behavioral patterns that was critical for me to perceive and hear.

God said, “Daughter, if your body is my temple presented as a holy and acceptable living sacrifice,

I admonish you to make changes in your living because your current tendencies will not suffice.

You must listen to your body’s signals, and not overtax it creating unnecessary stress.

No more waiting until your body shuts down and then seeking ME to bless your mess.

You have too much going on at once
and mental confusion from a disordered environment.

There are small hurts lodged within your consciousness that are not fully acknowledged or allowed a vent.

Come to ME to share your heart’s longings; Trust ME to transform how you behave.

Desire ME to be your helpmeet;
I AM the comfort that you crave.”

I realized that I wasn’t fit for my divine assignment,
mentally, spiritually, emotionally, or physically.
I was unable to effectively keep up with my life or schedule;
and knew, to be successful, some changes had to be made in me.

I entered a 3-month consecration period
at the leading of my Lord, Jesus Christ.
My amazing transformation has been abundantly fruitful,
living this new peace-filled, ordered, fit for the kingdom life.

(Isaiah 43:18-19) “Remember not the former things, neither the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth and you shall know it. I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Healing Touch Self Care. Nourish yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually!
Healing Touch Self Care. Nourish yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually!

The Postscript

I started year 2010 physically sick and exhausted! Knowing that I have experienced a recurring history of long term disability episodes with asthmatic bronchitis, I determined that I did not want to repeat that pattern again. I cried out to God and was told to be still and enter a 3-month consecration period that started on January 9, 2010 and ends on Good Friday, April 2, 2010.

It has been an amazing time of intimacy and transformation in God. Part 2 of my experience defines and provides the overview of the consecration period.

Stay tuned and be blessed,

Jo Anne Meekins
Inspired 4 U Blog


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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      Praise God! I am glad it spoke to you and will work on part 2 this week. Thanks for the motivation. :-)

      Be blessed my Sister-Friend.

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      Jossie Fung 

      8 years ago

      JoAnne

      I enjoyed reading this and felt as if God was speaking to me directly.

      I am waiting for the details of the consecration for 3 month period. I hope you post it soon.

      God continue to bless and use you for His good purpose. I love you, Sister

    • Inspired 4 U profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      Amen! Thank you for the encouragement.

      Be blessed.

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      coffeesnob 

      8 years ago

      God is so Awesome, he always meets us where we are and takes us further than we ever thought we could be. Press on!

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