I have been working out a lot lately trying to get back in routine with it all. I have a membership at Planet Fitness gym and if you are familiar with that gym. They have massage beds and chair available to their Black Card members. So just about every time I go workout I hit up that massage chair or bed either before or after working out. Depends on how my body feels. If my body is tensed before working out, I’ll do it before I work-out; otherwise, I will do it after working out. Helps with workout recovery.
The other day… I had finished working out and went to get a Hydro Massage (utilizing the Bed) and I was enjoying my massage in the dark. I had my eyes close and everything really enjoying that massage and taking it all in… While I was laying there the next thing I know some random guy comes in and turns the lights on. :-O I opened my eyes… in disgust. Just kidding. Lol, but I was like hey… you done messed up my vibe! Killed the moment. Lol.
Anyhow, massages are good but this scenario made me think about how we can be in the dark … living in darkness, enjoying the sinful side of life, being dysfunctional… and when someone shines some light our way (tells us a righteous way to go about things). Although it’s good for us; initially, we get upset. We tune them out, we catch an attitude with them. We tell them you don’t know what I’ve been through. You don’t understand. I have to live this way; this is the only way to live. We find excuses to live in sin and dysfunction. When in actual reality… though it may feel good for the moment… it’s only temporary. Living in darkness will never reap the rewards that you will receive from living a more righteous life; a life that is pleasing to God. [Colossians 1:10]
"He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. Adversity pursues sinners, but the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity."
Proverbs 13: 20-21
I want to pray for you today that you open your eyes, so that you may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that you may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Christ Jesus. I pray you live a life pleasing to God now and forevermore.