Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Deep Tissue Massage

Recently I had a deep tissue massage. I had thought it would be just like a regular massage, only with more pressure. Not so! The therapist began by placing her elbow into one of the large muscles on my back and putting all her weight on me, pressing hard on the knotted muscle. From there she applied pressure all over the back, shoulder, arms and chest, even between the ribs. I’ll be honest here—it hurt! But as she applied the pressure, I could feel the knotted muscles loosening. I endured the pain, knowing it would result in greater comfort.

Physically, I feel better after a massage, but how does one massage away spiritual knots and pains? All of us have those pains, both recent and long ago, that flare up on occasion and keep us knotted up with sins of worry, fear, pride, anger, bitterness, or unforgiveness.  When we feel those spiritual knots of sin, we go to our heavenly Father for a spiritual massage. Yes, it will be painful, but afterward we will feel much better. The more often we visit our “masseuse,” the better we feel. During our spiritual massage we confess our sins, and ask for God’s forgiveness. Only then will His strength loosen the knots within us.

I John 1:8 & 9 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

4 comments:

  1. "When we feel those spiritual knots of sin, we go to our heavenly Father for a spiritual massage. Yes, it will be painful, but afterward we will feel much better."

    So true. Thanks, Nancy.

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  2. Thank you, Rebecca. I appreciate your comment. I can't afford to go to the spa for a massage as often as I'd like, but I can get a spiritual massage as often as I wish! :-)

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  3. As always inspirational, Nancy. Especially fitting for Lent and attempting to rid ourselves of some of those knots of sin and self deceit. Wonderful thoughts.

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  4. Thank you Gerri, for your kind comment.

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