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How He is!

I am three weeks into a lifestyle change.  I say lifestyle change not diet because diet infers an end date, whereas lifestyle change; well…!

As part of my prep, I have read and am re-reading my notes, from Bigger, Leaner, Stronger by Michael Matthews. An excellent, challenging, informative and empowering read.

This book has reminded me of the power of the immutable law of combination that my Father has put in place and also the mantra – principles work if you work the principles!  To which I would add the importance of finding and understanding the principles.

In the past, I have not bottomed this rule and acted but not with a full enough understanding, so my application did not bring transformation!

The science underpinning the gains that can be experienced post weight training has really captured my imagination and heart and has me saying over and over again – “that’s how He is!

His grace always gives us more than we can imagine or ask. Eph 3:20

This principle is at the core of His character and one example of it is found in Luke 6:38 –

 

“Give and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.””Luke 6:38 NET

The measure you use, not hold, He will use to measure back to you…..but

Pressed down, shaken together, running over!

 

The picture of The Father in this interaction of measure and measuring back reveals how   committed He is to the law of return.

Three times He adds to the measure, pressing and shaking until every part of the measure is full and as a result begins to over flow!

He keeps working after we have used the measure, making sure we have the return on our effort.

The science supporting proteolysis is ‘so how He is,’ and in some clinical test where a post infusion of amino acid mixture was given, they saw increases of between 30 – 100% of protein synthesis! Cf Mark 4:20

The stats regarding carbs post training is also indicative of who He is.  A carb post meal workout resulted in elevation of insulin levels that were still working 2 – 5hrs after all the effort of the sets and reps!

Father does not help those who help themselves.

He honours those who work the principles He’s put in place and to those who acknowledge and honour him He makes a greater promise –

“I will do exceedingly abundantly above all you can imagine of ask, according to the power that’s at work within you. Eph 3:20

The exceeding abundance of the Father is waiting to be draw upon or downloaded.

He’s waiting for someone to set the bar and beginning repping with it!

Happy lifting!

 

 

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Therefore!

DAD SCRIPTURES
“There is always a blessing to be had from the word therefore in the Bible. It makes us stop and look back to the preceding cause before we move on to the ensuing effect!”  Moyter on Philippians
Many years ago, a lady named Joan, who’d known God many years said something in conversation about the word therefore.  She said, “every time you come across this word in the Bible ask this question: What’s it there for?”
Therefore, is there to enable and empower us with understanding about what is available by covenant, to all His sons and daughters.  A core dynamic of covenant is agreement between parties.  It’s about T&C’s.
How many times have you had to go back before you can proceed and tick the box that says ” I have read the terms and conditions?”
Therefore is dynamically like this box.  However, we need to take the time and make the effort to read ‘our part of the T&C’s’ that the Holy Spirit is highlighting.  Stop, think and then commit to our part(s).  Then we can take the promise to the bank, expecting the withdrawal, on the transaction we have just made, knowing that our covenant Father is well in debit and we have understood and are meeting the T&C’s.
I love it when I understand the T&C’s, start them and the withdrawal is immediately and literally deposited into my account!
Through my understanding of Jesus’s  words in Mark 11:24  I by faith, believe and receive what I have asked for in prayer. My imagination is where I lock and load on to His promise!  Sometimes, like being in the bank, you have to wait in a queue, whilst you hold your paper work, before you can ‘literally’ handle the transaction you know is yours.
I find that Hebrews 6:12 is of vital importance to this whole process –
“we do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate  those who through faith and patience [endurance] inherit what has been promised.” NIV
Between, I believe and I receive, and there it is, there is always a gap!  Even a nano second is a gap!
Part of the default settings, designed into the masculine heart and soul is to subdue anything that would come against the ‘beauty’ God has released into His world.  Part of the Genesis job description He gave to Adam and Eve. See Gen 1:28    In this verse God blessed (empowered) them before He commanded them –
He gave them capacity that matched the command!
Whatever you are facing today,  there is within the 8000+ promises in His word  –
a ‘sufficiency to meet any deficit,’ we are experiencing.
Therefore,  let’s go to Father’s word, discover the promise(s) that pertain and relate to our contexts, characters and issues, with the mindset that we are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.  Discover our part, believe and receive His promise and conceive it within our imagination. Then begin and continue to do all that corresponds to our faith in His desire to meet our need, and
through faith and endurance will shall inherit what has been promised!