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Consecrated Life of Holistic Fitness - Part 1

Updated on January 17, 2023
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Jo Anne has been a woman of God since 1981 and is the author of How to Know God Better & Love Yourself More and For Such A Time As This.

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.”

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 Publications

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Jo Anne Meekins


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