Drop And Give Me 10

6cro5K4eiPhysical fitness enthusiasts would not think of going without a daily workout to sculpt their bodies and keep their heart pumping while enjoying the endorphin rush. It is a non-compromised part of their life. The daily exercise keeps them healthy and feeling in tip-top shape. They would not flinch if someone told them to “Drop and Give Me 10!” Ten Push-ups (or 10 “Ps”) is nothing to someone who is a strong, healthy, physical fitness guru.

I am a spiritual fitness enthusiast.  I can say “Drop and Give Me 10” as a daily spiritual workout, sculpting the mind and keeping the heart flowing.  This, too, is a non-compromised part of my life. I will “Drop” (to my knees) and “Give Me 10” in order to stay spiritually fit. My “10” = Prayers, Psalms or Minutes. I challenge you to do the same.  Prayer is staying connected to your Life Source; communication with the Creator.

The Old Testament overflows with great prayers. A prayer of Hezekiah is a beautiful prayer.  Despite his perilous situation and the needs of his people, Hezekiah honored the Lord first with his praises. There are prayers of supplication like that of Elijah. First, he prayed for it not to rain and it did not … for 3 years. Then, he prayed for rain and it came. Abraham knew God very well, thus he was called the “friend” of God. In Abraham’s intercessory prayer, he pleaded with God to spare Sodom because Lot was there.  He pleaded on the grounds of God’s justice, claiming it was unlike God to slay the righteous along with the wicked.

There are many more prayer models: Daniel, Nehemiah, and of course, King David and his beautiful Psalms. Prayer is a tool we teach to our 445 students at Faith Farm Ministries, a free recovery program for men and women who struggle with addiction. The chance of recovery success dramatically increases when you stay connected, teachable and accountable with a regular regimen of spiritual fitness.

About the author:  Judy Walters is the Project Manager for Faith Farm Ministries and serves on the ministries’ Academic Board serving as the Board Secretary. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Oceanside Emmaus community and is a published author,  copy writer and editor. Audiences are sure to have valuable take-a-ways when Judy is the presenter as she draws on her past with her own powerful testimony to inspire and equip audiences in recovery from issues like addiction, co-dependency, abuse and low self-esteem. Her favorite thing is teaching, whether at the pulpit or in the classroom. She strongly conveys the healing nature of Christ through the Celebrate Recovery materials combined with knowledge from The Alpha Series materials by Pastor John Glenn. She is the Celebrate Recovery of Boynton Beach Ministry Leader. She provides administration, marketing, social media, event planning, donor development, customer service and public relations for Faith Farm as the ministry’s Project Manager.
As a mother of four with a former real estate career spanning 25 years, she has many stories and life lessons worth sharing. Redirection of her passion has led her to become a licensed minister and a counselor with compassion and a powerful message of hope for those who struggle with life controlling issues. She has a genuine love for ALL of God’s people and cherishes diversity. She is a friendly and enthusiastic disciple with a mission to show others what agape love looks like. Her goal is to remove the stereotype and preconceived stigma of addiction and recovery by showing others that recovery from life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups can be fun and even fruitful. “People in recovery for any life controlling issues are the strongest, bravest and most transparent people I know, and I admire their courage.”
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