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Member of the Dad Bod Squad

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.  1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.My wife said the five dreaded words I have been hoping to avoid our entire marriage: “We should start working out.”

Wait . . . what? Why? What did I do to deserve this? Apparently, there is this thing where people run for fun. Yeah, I know. I had to look it up because it didn’t sound like a real thing to me either. If you run with me, you better be prepared to walk . . . a lot.

But the crazy thing was, the more I did it the better I felt, the more weight I lost, and the longer I could run without my heart feeling like it would explode.

Our body is a fined tuned machine that God created. He gave us the tools, the wisdom, and the resources to take care of ourselves physically and spiritually.

Start off by leaving the house and walking a mile. By the time you get back home, you will have walked two miles without thinking about it. Don’t worry about time, just do your best. All God wants is all we have.

I am not cut up with muscles or in great shape, but I plan on giving God all I have to give. I still have my dad bod, and I think that’s okay. It took you a while to get the body you have now, so it will take a while to get the one you want. Stay focused.

God will give you the wisdom and the resources to help you work out physical and especially spiritually.

Don’t give up. Press toward the mark. 

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Prescott Williamson

Prescott Williamson is a husband and father. He volunteers at his church, teaching middle and high school kids and wants to write what God tells him to tell others. He and his wife recently moved and started a new business to achieve his wife’s dream of a before-and-after-school program for kids in their neighborhood. You can find him at www.prescottascoolbreeze.com.


  1. Prescott, Thank you for this (needed) admonition! You have a great writing voice, which led me to your blog where I enjoyed reading several entries. God bless you for blessing others with the written word.