Doing Pushups for the Glory of God
I have a really sedentary job so I have my iPhone alarm set for 10:15 AM and 3:15 PM to remind me to do pushups. Further on, I will tell you why I do pushups. In short, I do it to get my heart rate up and pump more energy into my system. I often work standing up, but while that helps, I find that is not enough.
I’m not doing this to become the next Charles Atlas or to replace the late great Jack LaLane (who used to come and do fitness expos at my high school auditorium). I am doing this to be more productive and to take care of the vessel God has given me to declare how good He is…It is the only instrument I have.
When our interns arrived, we put them on an exercise regimen…more about that later. But during their orientation meeting on their first day with our staff, my pushup alert went off right in the middle of our meeting. So, I had them drop and do as many pushups as they could with me. Good thing I did not miss my pushups that morning. And, I am hoping that they too would experience the increased energy during the day as I do.