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#1000kPrayerWalk – Day 7

What a great weekend…walked 12km on Saturday and 12km on Sunday…

That brings my total to 64km in 6 Days…

I am walking 10-12 tonight as i round out 7 days of walking. 7 Closer to my goal of 100.

The first week has been really tough. My feet struggled and i had to drag myself through the final 3-4 k’s on most days. But, it’s only the beginning.

I knew that my biggest challenge within the challenge was “consistency”.

It’s never really been a strong point. And i’ve decided to break it’s back. It doesn’t matter how great you in moments. If you can’t maintain consistency. You will always remain average. ย The other thing i have tried is to contain the news of my challenge to close family and friends.

If you know me you would know that i looove sharing, inspiring and encouraging others So, whenever i have a story, i tell it. I post it, i share it…

This blog has been kept confined to the blogosphere. And since i don’t really have many followers (yet ๐Ÿ™‚ i have kept it that way on purpose. I’ve not shared it on my Facebook page or profile. And hopefully i will keep it that way…under promise, over perform ๐Ÿ™‚

Will also weigh myself tomorrow and hopefully have some good news to share. I do certainly feel lighter.

The other bonus has been the prayer and meditation..(can you meditate while walking?)

It’s good for my soul. In face. I have been craving my special 1.40 hours each day.

Scripture:

If we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord. So then, whether we live or die, we are the Lordโ€™s. Rom 14:8

Key thought: His objective truth needs to become my subjective truth. I am His. Nothing can change that.

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#1000kPrayerWalk – Day 5

Getting ready to do my first night walk. After having a rather relaxed day going to the footy, eating a steak and cheese pie, and drinking some good coffee. 

This coming week should be a good one. I am expecting to shed the kg’s as my body aligns to the fact that i’m not stopping with the walking thing. And it’s not in crisis. 

My biggest battle with this 10km a day for 100 day challenge is obviously consistency.

Therefore i am working to sets of 10. And i am halfway, in my first set of 10, of ten sets…of ten. 

It’s all about how you see it.


960km to go. Thanx for your support. Whoever you are… 

#1000kPrayerWalk – Day 4

So, all good…have had a very interesting first 4 days on this journey. Seeing as it’s a 100 day, 14 week journey. 

It’s been good. My body is sore. And i have hardly lost any weight. (there’s probably a ton of water waiting to be sweat out)…but i feel good. I am sleeping much better. And for the first time, in a long time. I am waking up at 4:30/5/6am…without an alarm clock.

i’m also drinking loads more water. I’d say a good water bottle makes all the difference. 

Thanx #Contigo

Not sure why. But having a proper bottle (pictured below) has made me more aware of having it. I carry it everywhere. And, i never just leave it in the car. Like countless other bottles I’ve had. May they rest in peace…:-)

So, 40km down. 960 to go.

I’m trying to get through my first ten days. After that, it hopefully gets better. Hey, i might never stop walking!!! 

The other bebefit has obviously been. 2 hours of prayer every day. It’s so easy. I just walk, and pray. I have some praise songs in my ears, and i go for it. It’s way more conversation with my Father, than anything else. Why ask him for things i need, when he knows the desires of my heart. We just, chat. it’s awesome. 

(ps. A prayer guide is being put together, to be released soon)

Scripture: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is within you, whom you have [received as a gift] from God, and that you are not your own [property]? You were bought with a price [you were actually purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 AMP

Key thought: God is in me. Honour Him by being your true self…You are created in Image and Likeness. Not just to look like God. To be like God. Jesus is our blueprint…Amen 

#1000kPrayerWalk – Day 3

These boots are made for walkin…in love…


These are probably the uggliest shoes I have ever owned ๐Ÿ™‚ But man, they are comfortable…

Dr Scholl’s cost $5 at Walmart on a recent trip to the US. I didnt even buy them. A friend blessed me with them. 

A key element in my journey of walking 10k’s a day for 100 days are the shoes i will be doing it with. And these babies, will do the job just fine.

My feet are deffinitely feeling the pain of long walks. And with all the Nike, Adidas and Asics i have. These Dr Scholl’s are just what the Doc orderred. 

Our daily faith walk also needs shoes made for walking…luckily God provodes faith…as a gift. He gives the fullness of His faith to me. His faith is my faith. His Faith is in me. I have “the” faith of God. “Dia Pistis Jesu…”

I just need to walk it out….walk it out….

Scripture: Ephesians 5 

[ Be Imitators of God ] Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]; and walk continually in love [that is, value one anotherโ€”practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us.

Key thought: Walk as Christ – Created in image and likeness…walk in Love

980km to go…

#1000kPrayerWalk – Guilt Free Eating vs Moral Licencing

Guilt free Eating is such a great benefit from training hard….knowing that you can eat, most things. Because you will train it out….

The problem is, you spiral into a “moral licensing” cycle. 

“What’s moral licensing?” You might ask. And how does it relate to our diet.

Moral licensing is a a particularly interesting mental glitch: apparently, doing something that helps to strengthen our positive self-image also makes us less worried about the consequences of immoral behaviour, and therefore more likely to make immoral choices.

How does that relate? 

We have a super exercise. Then feel so “good” about ourselves that we, over endulge in negative behaviour like smashing 2 big macs. Almost balancing the scales in our mental battle with weightloss.


I’ve done it, you’ve probably done it…

I don’t have and immediate solution to this problem.  But as most things, being aware of it is the first step to being free.

#1000kPrayerWalk – Day 2

Wow…pain. Entering day two of this challenge is harder than i thought. I start with my walk knowing that there is 990km to go ๐Ÿ™‚

Havent really started to change my diet. In fact, i ate so much yesterday. Then got up at 4am this morning for  a skype call only to pass out again at 5. (i had this elaborate plan to do a 5am walk)…to soon…

I also didnt wear great sox yesterday resulting in some blisters today. Didnt factor that into the journey.

So, this is where it starts. Consistency will be my battle. Planning will be my companion. 

Scripture for the day:  Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? Yet not one of them has [ever] been forgotten in the presence of God. Indeed the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are far more valuable than many sparrows.

Luke 12:6-7 AMP

Key thought: God knows…i am learning to know, that He knows, how valuable i am.

#1000Kprayerwalk – Day 1

How about hitting 2 birds with one stone?

I have recently been challenged to lose weight ๐Ÿ™‚ Traveling for 3 weeks and feeling the weight of excess kg…

I have also had a resurgence in a hunger for more complative prayer.

And while standing in the shower last night, i had this idea. What would happen to me if i walked 10km for 100 days, and prayed for the time it took me to walk. Thats 1000 k’s of prayer….over 100 days…

I’m just leaving this here.

I will journal, my journey. And look for the expected benifits, hidden in this moment…will also post scripture with some commentary.

A simple thing I will do is to start every walk with a scripture. Then, walk it out ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

I am now, going for my first 10km walk…it’s 6am…

Scripture: 

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

Psalm 149:4 AMP

Weight: 150kg

You are Full of ????? (God)

So much of religion places focus on the depravity of man. The emptyness of man. The weakness of man. The “evil” of man.

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of reasons to think those things when looking at humanity….Hunger, War, Poverty….

But i believe that it all falls into the category of the “confusion of man”.

We have to elevate our thinking to the objective reality of God. Meditate on it. And help the world inderstand.

God does not make/manufacture/design mistakes. He (Elohim) created humanity in His/Their image and likeness. We don’t just look like Him/They. We are like Him/They.

The trinity spoke us into being, and on the final day said – it is perfect.

Us not understanding our perfection/unity/completeness/ wholeness/FULLNESS/inocence does not change “the” truth. Jesus is “the” truth. The way and the life. No one knows/comes to the Father except through what Jesus reveals.

On our own, we are left looking at ourselves, empty. Without hope….

Most worship songs comunicate our desire to be full. It has a “glass half empty” mentality. Always approaching the Father for more. 

We often don’t even see ourselves Half Full.

Think of it like this : The glass is FULL. Of water and air. We are full of God.

He filled us with His presence, when he breathed us into life. And reminded us when The Word became flesh.

The Gospel is the proclamation of our Fullness, Wholeness, Inocence…if it isn’t, then Jesus has to come again, be beaten and killed. Because the first time wasn’t enough…Think about it….Do you believe that God was succesfull in reconciling the world to Himself? Or will we continue to live like we are empty when we are in fact ,Full.

When you realise it is Done…you can begin.

Drifting with Whales

With what whales are you drifting?

Seeing this photo a few days back on my timeline i was reminded of a key concept in my personal journey. 

Mentorship

We all know that it’s important to spend time with the wise. Time spent with a wise man is time spent well. The company we keep transforms our time from time spent to time invested. But only if the company is wise.

Who do you spend time with?

From a young age i have tried to surround myself with significant people. I started to realize that i was profoundly impacted by the people i spent the most time with. Either i was easily influenced, or there was truth in the thought that deep cries out to deep. 

So, i hand picked people that i wanted to spend time with. Starting with my wife. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, remember this…i dont pick people for comfort. But for purpose.  

I pick people that bring different perspective, new insight or revelation. 

Whales. Big people. Influencers.

We don’t want to make the same mistakes as our predecessors? We don’t want the same scars as our grand fathers? We want to evolve.

I use a couple of really simple and practical tools to surround myself with these whales.

1. Pick a job, that has big people. We spend most of our time at work. If you could work in a space where you would rub shoulders with significance, do it. 

2. Pray, and identify big people. Contact them, and ask to see them “one” time. With the plan to see them again. Tell them that you want to learn from them, and ask some questions. And you would be suprized who would say yes. The world has become so competitive, that big people are checking their backs more than sharing their lessons. I have 5. In different areas of life. And i rotate them as our seasons change.

3. Stalk big peope. Not the illegal kind of stalking. Jump on their blogs, books, social media feeds. Subscribe to them. Some of my greatest mentors haven’t met me ๐Ÿ™‚ But in the information age. Do they really need to? I can spend time with them online.

4. THE greatest tool. Be a big person to others. Get people around you that you can lift to new levels of thinking. I have learnt most when sharing with others. We learn more when we teach than when we are taught. On the job development. 

It is a well known fact that you become the people you spent most time with. Who are your whales?

(I wanted to share my whales…but you might start to drift with us…find your own ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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