Stinky Fitness Center

Posted: March 25, 2013 in Theological Thoughts
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Me in the fitness center

Me in the fitness center

I make use of the free fitness center at our apartment complex (well, “free” as much as it is included in our monthly rent).  Last week a pungent odor (something like a well used middle school gym locker room that hasn’t been ventilated in a very long time) greeted me there.  Phew!  Apparently, the normal smell of activity in the room wasn’t being replaced and refreshed by outside air.  The staggering smell left me searching for solutions.  I came up with turning on fans, leaving the door open and looking to open the windows.

For me in life it’s easy to settle into rhythms of routine that end up becoming ruts.  It’s comfortable to close myself off to the outside air of activities, ideas and thoughts, especially those contrary to my ruts.  I may be comfortable but my life stagnates and slowly begins to stink.

Recently I’ve been making a conscious effort to open myself up to outside air from the Lord, my wonderful wife, and other people.  The Lord is responding to that effort by bringing all kinds of fresh air through my life in the form of unique opportunities, new notions and constructive criticism.  It’s been a challenge at times but what a different it’s been making in my life.

Acts 2:1-2 NASB, “1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.”  Holy Spirit, fill the whole house of my life.  Refresh and recirculate my activities, ideas and thoughts.  I open myself a fresh and anew to you today!


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