Comments on: Plateau Busters The Gospel Interrupting the Ordinary Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:47:06 +0000 hourly 1 By: Margie Stemple Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:29:19 +0000 I agree…there are so many fitness analogies with theology, and you’ve written a very good article with this one. I always enjoy the different analogies the Lord sometimes shares with me on my runs.

By: Aimee Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:53:36 +0000 Good points as usual, Tim. Going along with your experience, having a trainer who is more knowledgeable and experienced than yourself is like needing to be discipled by someone more mature in the faith. I find so many fitness analogies with theology.

By: Tim Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:08:46 +0000 Aimee, I used to do the same thing over and over again for my workout. Then I met with a trainer once who told me to change things up every month so my body does not get too used to the exercises. It made such a difference.

The way you tie this in with our spiritual growth is fascinatingly nuanced. One thing that jumped out at me from the Hebrews passage is that the writer did not say the immature believers were without “the word of righteousness” but that they were unskilled in it. It’s like when I met with the personal trainer who taught me about mixing up my workout routines. It wasn’t that I wasn’t a member of the gym or didn’t know where the weight room and cardio machines were; I was just unskilled in how to use them to the best advantage.

Nicely done, Aimee.


P.S. The plateau concept also made me think C.S. Lewis’s The Last Battle where everyone who belongs to Aslan keeps crying out “Further up and further in!” as they enter heaven.