Everyone gets stuck in the rut of daily living, both men and women will have primary concerns and different focuses for personal and familial enrichment. Men are typically more concerned with providing the physical needs of a household, and women with the spiritual needs. Men will typically be more focused on the doing and not take adequate quiet time for themselves to spend in the Word, or in prayer, and women will often be overly preoccupied with thoughts and feelings, whether true or not, while performing habitual tasks.
This week, I’m hoping to start finding some more balance in being physically and spiritually present. So I will personally be finding time everyday this week between 15-45 minutes to do a physical activity. Any men wanting to join in on the challenge should make time to connect with the Creator a priority.
I hope you’ll all join me in this week’s challenge. If you’re a pregnant woman, you might try doing some light exercise with breathing intentionally or meditation. Men may like to try to listen to Scripture or pray out loud from the heart on the way to work, or better yet sit in silence and just listen. Of course, if you find yourself being more preoccupied with physical exertion as a woman or more being more thoughtful as man, then reverse your focus to the opposite of what you tend toward.
I pray this week will bring clarity and strength to both body and soul.
Shalom and Blessings,