We had a student that was volunteering with us once at the physical therapy clinic who kept his head shaved. So, I asked him one day….do you wash your head with soap or shampoo? He looked at me with a look of astonishment and simply stated “Shampoo, of course…twice just like the bottle says…lather, rinse, repeat!” I really liked him and knew that one day he would be a  really good therapist.
But, I had to wonder..why? I don’t usually have to repeat unless my hair has gotten really long and then I find it necessary. I was also struggling with the purpose of his repetition. The bottle usually promises “fullness” when you follow the directions, but I would think that hair would be required in order to gain fullness. Things to think about, right? But mainly what does this have to do with anything?
Do you do things in life “just because” the bottle (or someone) says to do it? Or do you make decisions based on the only Instructions that will always hold true? (you know, the BIBLE – basic instructions before leaving Earth) Do you repeat things in life that don’t need to be repeated? Or on the other hand, do you not repeat things that should be repeated? Are you seeking God’s fullness in your life? Is your cup overflowing?

Well, this summer in Faithfully Fit we will explore the need to REPEAT or the need not to REPEAT. We will explore how we can become full through repetition. We will learn how to pray, praise, study, and repeat! You may hear some music that you have heard before..which is not a bad thing…sometimes we need to hear things over again to get the message. You may hear a repeat of some of our favorite devotions…the instructors are ready and waiting to see what God is going to teach us to teach you! But my prayer is that at the end of the summer, you will have experienced all the fullness that God has to offer…but unlike that shampoo bottle, I promise that God will not disappoint!


 I pray that out of His glorious riches<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Y)”> He may strengthen you with power<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Z)”> through His Spirit in your inner being,<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AA)”> so that Christ may dwell in your hearts <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AB)”>through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AC)”> and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people,<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AD)”> to grasp how wide and long and high and deep<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AE)”> is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AF)”>—that you may be filled<span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AG)”> to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:16-19

Looking forward to spending the summer with you!
Donna