Yesterday I was doing an Insanity DVD (Pure Cardio for you fellow Insanity-friends) and I got to the part where I had to do a full minute of mountain climbers. I don’t really care for ‘high knees’ and mountain climbers are simply high knees with the arms reaching up, as if trying to climb a mountain.
When I first started Insanity I really had a hard time with these. My body just didn’t want to do this and I remember it being the worst exercise in the world. Now my body can tolerate it, but my mind still doesn’t like it too much.
My fall-back scripture is, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) I quote/think that one a lot because I simply cannot exercise six-ten times per week on my own strength. Until June I was doing good to fit three in a week. Yesterday as I did my second or third set of mountain climbers something Shawn T said triggered another scripture in my mind… one I’ve loved for several years.
He said something about looking up and immediately I thought of:
I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Lift my eyes. Look up.
Hills. Mountain climbers.
I knew immediately that I had memorized that scripture while living in my Columbia house for comfort then and encouragement now. It got me through a really hard time in our debt avalanche but then it encouraged me yesterday. God’s word is alive and active!
(Tomorrow I’ll share the another neat experience that I had during today’s run!)