HOPE in FOREGIVENESS makes it BETTER
Transform Your Heart…..Transform Your Health
“A tranquil heart is life to the body…” from Proverbs 14:30
KNOW YOU ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE- KNOW THE BEAUTIFUL
THE BEAUTIFUL CARRIES THE HEART
THE HEART TRANSFORMED IS A TRANQUIL HEART
A TRANQUIL HEART IS A HEART FILLED WITH LOVE
LOVE COMES FROM A
PURE HEART-GODLINESS GUARDED BY ENDURANCE
CLEAR CONSCIENCE-KNOWLEDGE APPLIED THRU SELF-CONTROL
SINCERE FAITH- GOODNESS ROOTED IN FAITH
THE RESULT IS FRUITS OF LOVE
FOR GOD, OTHERS, AND YOURSELF
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always
protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
WK 1: YOUR HEART-
HOLDS THE POWER TO TRANSFORMATION
“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.” Psalms 31:24
WK 2: BREATHE-
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR HABITS
"…always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men”
WK 3: CONNECT –
TO YOUR CENTER
"...the Holy Scriptures, … are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
From 2Tim 3:15
WK 4: GROW-
OPEN AND LIFT YOUR HEART
“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.” Heb. 10:22
HOPE in FORGIVENESS makes it BETTER
I recently bought a new picture for the Pilates studio that says…
”No one can go back and make a new beginning,
but anyone can start today to make a better ending”.
I loved this thought because it captures
the HOPE we can all have of a better tomorrow,
no matter what we did yesterday.
We can all get stuck in the loss of yesterday.
The would have, should have, could have…
When we have caused the loss, because of our poor decisions either based on imperfect knowledge or lack of self control,
we are often filled with GUILT.
GUILT is a gift from God and can serve an important purpose.
It is from the voice of our heart, our conscience.
Our heart voice, or conscience,
will strive to protect the goal hidden in our heart,
based on what we put our faith in.
This is our heart’s ultimate desire.
GUILT is the pain our conscience sends to warn us
because of heart danger.
For the greatest HEART health,
we must strive to properly train our conscience
in the KNOWLEDGE of TRUTH…what is good for our heart
and then to use SELF CONTROL.. to do what it knows to be true.
This is living with a clear conscience…GUILT FREE!
So …what happens when we don’t listen to the voice of our heart?
First comes the guilt..the pain signal.. our conscience is not clear..
If the pain of guilt is not dealt with it will become chronic.
Often causing you to keep repeating the action you feel guilty of and eventually the voice will go quiet because of your inaction, this is a
seared conscience, no longer offering heart protection.
But no worries, if you have HOPE!
HOPE in FOREGIVENESS is what puts the past behind you
so you can run free towards the goal of your heart,
So, I encourage you..have eternal HOPE… make heaven your goal, put your faith in Jesus, seek forgiveness thru him, strive to know and grow in truth thru the Bible, apply this truth with self control,
and run free with a pure heart …
“making a better ending”.
DESIRE a Better Tomorrow
Change is hard…even if you are moving to a better place.
So, what can get you moving??
the following is some thoughts on how Pilates used his
DESIRE to move him forward to
better physical health for himself and others
D-decide to be better!
As a child he had suffered with
asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever.
Even as a young adolescent he made a life-altering decision that he would restore his own health.
Young, sickly, limited educational resources…
Pilates did not let these obstacles discourage him…
S-Study the Goal!
Pilates knew the answer was not within himself, but in understanding how the creation was suppose to move…so he studied the movement patterns of children and animals.
I-Invest time to Plan!
He then used what he observed to develop a plan to return the body back to a “better” state physically. He developed his classical mat work and then later equipment training to make the exercises accessible to all people. He called the system “Controlology”.
R-Run by the Plan!
He first used his plan to help himself…then he used his plan to help others. During WWI, he used his mat work to help keep his camp healthy and equipment training to help hospital bond soldiers. He trained police, boxers, dancers…he believed all could benefit physically from Controlology.
E- Endure challenges!
Sickness, WWI, immigration to US, rejection by established medical community, …his desire to be healthier physically and help others also, helped him to endure very difficult circumstances.
So Decide, Eliminate, Study, Invest, Run, Endure-
DESIRE to Better Tomorrow