This week I’ve begun using the treadmill again. While exercising I can look out the window, watch webinars on my computer, and read the inspirations on the walls in my office.
Seeing my wall inspirations from a different vantage point has been a blessing. Isn’t it funny how if we see something too often, we don’t “see” it any more because it blends into the walls. The different perspective gave me something to think about while exercising. This is what I see straight ahead of me on the treadmill:
These inspirations give me focus.
The top piece has a favorite Bible verse that gives me comfort and courage. It reminds me that God knows me personally.
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by Name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1
The middle piece reminds me to pray. I pray for people in my life, projects I’m working on, and also praise God for the blessings He has provided. Prayer is vital to our relationship with the Lord.
The bottom two are photos taken years ago when hiking in Colorado. They point me to the beauty of nature and the creative power of God, to His majesty. The words at the top of the left photo encourage me to look to the Lord.
“Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2b
Exercising and meditating on these wall inspirations give me renewed perspective, lifting my spirits and encouraging me.
Not only is my physical heart healthier, but my inner heart is more attuned to God.
What inspirations do you have that give you focus?