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Hebrews 6:11-12 Living Bible (TLB)
And we are anxious that you keep right on loving others as long as life lasts so that you will get your full reward. Then, knowing what lies ahead for you, you won’t become bored with being a Christian nor become spiritually dull and indifferent, but you will be anxious to follow the example of those who receive all that God has promised them because of their strong faith and patience. Faith and patience. Achieving health and wellness spiritually and physically requires both. There will be progress; There will be setbacks. Have faith in the process and the patience to keep your eyes fixed on your goals. The story of the Chinese bamboo tree is a parable for faith and patience. Here is how it works:
You take the Chinese Bamboo Tree seed and you plant it.
You water it and fertilize it…
A year goes by and you see nothing.
The second-year comes and you water it and fertilize it again. Another year passes by and…nothing.
The third-year comes…the fourth year comes and goes. You’re watering and fertilizing and tending to that seed, but you see absolutely nothing.
Something extraordinary happens in the fifth year.
Sometime during the fifth year, the Chinese Bamboo Tree sprouts and grows up to 80 feet in one season!
The truth is that it didn’t actually grow 80 feet in one season. It grew in five years. For the first four years the Chinese Bamboo tree was growing an incredibly strong root system. It was growing, but it was growing under the ground where you can’t see it. The strong root system that it grew for four years is precisely what was needed to support its exponential growth in the fifth year and beyond.
The Chinese Bamboo Tree is a picture of faith and patience. When it comes to seeing the promises of God unfold in your personal or physical life, it can take time. Overnight results are great, however, faith and patience create the foundation for lasting results. Continue to work towards your goals. Water and tend the seeds you have sown spiritually and physically. You are creating a strong root system in your life every day that we get up and exercise. You are building your relationship with Jesus every day that you get in His Word and call upon His Name in your life. Have faith and patience to
see it through.
The Chinese Bamboo Tree – Les Brown
Marty Barnett, MS, CSCS, USAW
Director of Strength and Conditioning/ PE Dept. Chair
Rejoice Christian School
Body Weight Circuit/Fitness Info
Walk 5 min. for warmup (neighborhood, stairs, in-place)
Execute each exercise one after another without rest. Repeat Circuit 2-3 times.
Side Plank x:20sec.
Go for 30 min. walk/ Get outside in your yard together and MOVE!
8 Fun Ways to Exercise as a Family