My favourite posture for prayer was always on my knees.
To be honest though I can’t categorically blame it all on age I mean my 70+ year old mother still kneels to pray. It’s more likely all the excess left over baby weight I’ve been carrying around. It’s so hard to be at your optimal when you are carrying around a lot of weight.
If you’ve ever been overweight or battled with losing weight then you will understand what I’m talking about. The funny thing is putting it on is sooooo easy. A few slices of freshly baked white bread with salted butter
need I say more? It’s the 10 cubes of sugar you put into that little cup of Garri because “cubed sugar is not really sweet na” it’s those things that you never really pay attention to that are the real issue.
They pile up on your hips, thighs, waist, arms and settle firmly on the scale. It makes you tired all the time, slower, more sluggish then the joints start hurting and you don’t know why.
Your joints, especially your knees are not built to carry that much weight. It’s largely the same with your life journey. You can’t go really far lugging around weight.
let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up – (NLT)
let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely – (ESV)
we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely – (NET)
let us throw off from us all the weights of the sin which is always ready for us -(Aramaic bible)
Whatever version you come up with the message is still the same. We can’t run effectively if we carry around spiritual weight or physical weight for that matter.
It’s bad for your knees, your heart, your health and your spirit. Why am I saying all this? Please just follow me. Don’t get bored yet lol!
I’ve lost a bit of weight and I can tell you categorically that my knees feel better. Not enough to totally get me off the hook. Not even anything near my ideal weight. I actually have like 26kg more to go …yeah! I know that’s quite a lot but that means the earlier I start the better right!?
So what am I doing? I’m not making excuses.
Yes I’m still breastfeeding and weaning this handsome youmg man hasn’t been as easy as I thought. For someone who eats well I thought hey once he tastes cereals, pap or real food then my breast milk and I can just go and sit in one corner but oga is having none of that so I can’t really go gangster on my meal plans. He’s clinging onto me for dear life.
So I simply work around him. I eat healthy and smaller portions and then I do what? I Exercise. Simply put, I do the necessary. I deprive myself of all I want to eat that are not good for me
No living sane human being I know. In my opinion we should have a burpees free life but then who cares what I think when my body needs it.
I also detox. I eat lots of fruits and veggies and drink tea and lots of water. Water is my best friend right now.
Losing life weight is basically the same.
Take out everything (and might I add everyone who isn’t adding value in your life), let go of every bit of anger, bitterness, malice, jealousy, all the things that slow you down and load up on water.
to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the water by the word,- Ephesians 5:26
The water of the word. Let the word purify you. Let it cleanse you. Clean up your thoughts, purify your heart, clear out any ideas or decisions not like God’s.
The word of God is the only thing that can work on body, soul and spirit.
Basically what I’m saying is clean up from inside out. I’ve been doing this and the journey continues because I still have a long way to go. But I’m taking it step by step. I need to lose weight so I can help my knees.
I need my knees. I need my knees not to hurt because that’s where I fight my battles. Thankfully I don’t have to kneel down compulsorily for my prayers to be answered. I serve a God whose focus is on my heart so I can pray in any posture and he will hear and answer me but I personally like to fight on my knees. It’s my posture of humility. It’s my “Jesus is my Lord posture “. It is my “satan I dare you ” statement but it’s my personal preference. So like I said I need my knees.
I need to get down to pray and not be distracted by pain or discomfort. The devil doesn’t get to win in any way. I’m a warrior. I’m a fighter and I do my fighting no longer with my fists but on my knees. So I need my knees.
I don’t know what your prayer posture is Honey but find a fighting posture. You’ll need it if you’re going to get anything done in this life. The devil is not ready to let you be so you need to take everything that is rightfully yours.
He’s after your marriage, your money, your ministry, your kids, your health and your life but we don’t let go. No! Not without a fight. God has given us everything we need for life and godliness. We aren’t a weak, lily-livered breed.
I guess the devil is getting sucker-punched on Friday.
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