3/8/05 Our Heavenly Father for our health and well being we give you our thanks – for the love of family and our fellowship here this hour we give you our thanks. Remind us often of the blessings that are ours – point us toward tasks to be accomplished and give us the tenacity to stay on course. Amen
My yoga teacher’s advice was to use an exercise band to move my shoulder. Easy solution, I already had one in a drawer at home.
The location ought to clue you as to the condition of the material.
One pull last night, no problem. A couple pulls this morning and I have a much diminished length of band, cut short by breaks.
The principle of an exercise band is resistance. Tugging on it makes me work the muscle.
So, as I look at my now dashed line of 6″ long pieces, it is a perfect metaphor for tenacity, or the antithesis of it.
I was not tenacious to use this band. Because of that, I was unaware it was deteriorating. I thought it was stored nicely for future use. I have no idea when it became use-less.
How much else is in my life that has deteriorated, but I cling to it, safe in storage, for its future use.
Lord, show me all the dashed lines of dusty treasures I cling to. Help me load them all in a big garbage can.