Take a walk without a fool …

“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.” Proverbs 13:20

It is early, and I’ve just been out for a walk. I know for health reasons it is good to walk, especially for bone density. Yet, many days pass and I realize I didn’t take time out for a walk–even around the block.

I was diagnosed with osteopenia a couple of years ago and given instructions to walk a lot and to take 50 mg of calcium twice a day. I do a better job of taking the calcium than walking, even though I understand doing so will keep me walking better in the future. My doctor says I need to be careful not to fall, as I could break a hip. If that were to happen, I’d be upset with myself for my random walking habits.

Walking stimulates bones growth to build more mass. Walking with Jesus stimulates spiritual growth. It’s a simple to do both at the same time either, through a good chat with God or listening to a Christian radio channel. If the music is strong and upbeat, you may even get a few more calories burned. In Proverbs, Solomon says we should not hang out with fools or our life will fall to pieces. I’m guessing when I don’t take care of my body, I’m the fool out walking by myself.

Lord, help me be less lazy and more focused on what is good for my health. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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