Stretching is very, very important. The older I get the tighter my muscles seem to get and sometimes I experience lower back and leg pain that reminds me I turned 60 this year. BUT the more consistent I am in my stretching, the less pain I experience. You’d think it would work just the opposite, the older the muscles are the more stretched out. (Hmmmmmm, not going there today!)
The problem isn’t that my muscles are old, it’s because they are under used. My season of life doesn’t need the use of my muscles like other seasons did.
The same thing has happened in my Spirit. Some of my Spiritual Muscles have been “under used” and the Lord is beginning to allow some “pain” in them just to remind me to begin to stretch (“enlarge” is the word the scripture uses) those muscles.
The Lord is so faithful in our lives to cause this pain and it is all for our good. He is always calling us in the right direction. I am having to run to catch up and my Spirit Muscles are complaining!
“2 Samuel 22:37 “You enlarged my path under me. So my feet did not slip.”
As I begin taking the time to stretching out my back each day, the pain begins to go away. As I pray more, my faith increases. As I take the time to care more for what He cares for, I am encouraged. As I give more away, He gives more back to me.
AND MY WALK WITH HIM GETS STEADIER! Where are you experiencing “pain”? Maybe you need to take the time to “stretch” a little!