I went through training to become a CERTIFIED REVELATION WELLNESS INSTRUCTOR in the Fall of 2013. LIFE CHANGING is all I can say!!
I desperately wanted to start teaching fitness again, but this time it wasn’t about “fitness” at all….fitness was a platform, but JESUS was now the main thing
I like Fitness. I LOVE Jesus. And if I can’t share Jesus while teaching fitness, then I have no desire to teach fitness classes anymore. I am divinely ruined. I have taught fitness classes since I was 19 years old. But I burned out after doing it as a hobby and “to stay in shape”… It was empty. And the fire eventually burned out… as ALL THINGS built in the flesh will ultimately do.
Revelation Wellness intersected my health, fitness and ministry passions and fueled a new chapter in my life. After 6 months post-graduation, my new friend Brooke, a Holy Yoga Instructor offered her garage studio for me to launch classes from. GOD IS SO GOOD!!
Humble beginnings. Here are videos from the first REVELATION REVOLUTION class in Orange County, before I got to teach in a spin studio!!
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This ministry began without a name, without a location, without a “plan”, without a FACEBOOK page (say it wasn’t so!!).
Just me + Jesus (and my husband’s blessing)…just a glimpse of what God had called me to do here in CA. I had finally accepted that after selling my practice in Franklin, TN, things were never going to look like they did before…and I finally surrendered to it.
God was not calling me to open another practice. He was NOT calling me to carry the load I was used to carrying. He was not calling me to be a full time Chiropractor anymore. How could this be?!! This didn’t MAKE SENSE. How was I going to pay off my student loans?? How were we going to pay our bills PERIOD? WHY would He do this?? I went to college for almost 10 years…what?!! I LOVED my patients well and poured my heart into what I did. WHY was I being punished like this??!
But God said NO, so I said OK.
He was calling me “out” of my comfort zone, into the UNKNOWN, away from an office…He was setting me FREE to DO REAL LIFE.. with real people, to go deeper into the trenches of “ministry”. He wanted my heart, so that’s what He got.
God opened the door for the 1st fitness class in March 2014…in a garage…and 10 people showed up! 3 came the next week. I hadn’t taught a fitness classes in about 3 years! After taking the 1st steps of obedience- willing to lay down my pride, give up “being a Doctor”, only do Nutrition FROM HOME on a part-time basis, quit worrying about money, quit caring what anyone thought of me, just teach fitness once a week…in a garage (when I really wanted to teach Christian Indoor Cycling but every studio shut me down…too risky; too “corny”, too “christian”)…THEN GOD SHOWED ME Step 2. AND THEN HE BLASTED OPEN THE DOORS for me to teach CHRISTIAN INDOOR CYCLING at CB CycleBarn only 1 month later!!
AND THEN He just blessed the mess out of my marriage (that was on the rocks at the time) and this new ministry called Revelation Revolution. He opened the doors for me to host 2 small health retreats last summer (2014), to take this ministry to Mexico to bring hope and health to the less privelaged, and He showed me how to work with clients for “nutrition” HIS WAY. When I got out of the way, God got busy!
And here we are, celebrating JESUS RESURRECTION at CB CycleBarn AGAIN 1 year later! 2 people from the studio have given their hearts to Jesus so far! I get to grow in the Lord through Discipleship calls 1x/week with a few girls around the country, just sharing what God has taught me & praying for them. And because of the accountability to teaching God’s Word through all these platforms, I am learning God’s Word better and deeper than ever before!! I am so much more balanced than when I was Wonder-Woman running a full-time practice, teaching Spin classes 2x/week after work, emotionally exhausted from trying to give 200% in everything I did, with nothing left for my husband, myself, or anyone else when I got home.
God knows BEST! He is GOOD. His plans ARE GOOD! And He blesses the mess out of obedience!!
DO NOT DESPISE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS and DO-OVERS. God Loves us. He KNOWS BEST what we need, and what HE needs to heal in us so that He can better use us for HIS GLORY. If He calls us to lay something down, it’s only because He has something SO MUCH BETTER for us!
Just take the 1st step. God will do the rest.
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They were caught taking advantage of people, using their religious power to manipulate people into buying from them, using THE TEMPLE to do it, AND were over-charging for these “holy goods”. Jesus was furious and drove the greedy, phony, religious people out of HIS TEMPLE with harsh words in John 2:16,19-21 “…Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!…Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then the Jews said, “it has taken 46 years to build this temple, and you will raise it up in 3 days? But He was speaking of THE TEMPLE OF HIS BODY.” We hear about Jesus rising up in anger (controlled & righteous anger) only one other time in the Bible, at the very end of His earthly ministry. Once again, it was in response to people perverting the use of God’s house/the temple. Mat 21:12-13 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and OVERTURNED the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He said to them “It is written ‘MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER’, but you have made it a ‘den of thieves’ “.
BOTTOM LINE: God is very serious about how His temple is to be used; about it being a place where God’s Glory is found.
In OUR GENERATION today, the age of grace, the generations beyond Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, WE are the temple, OUR BODIES are the place where God’s glory is supposed to reside. WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Paul refers to our physical bodies as an “earthly house” or “tent” – 2 Corinthians 5:1 “For we know that if our EARTHLY HOUSE, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it” How are we building “our house”? What are we building and using it for? Is there anything Jesus wants to “overturn” in our hearts/lives?
JESUS CAN AND WILL put “our houses” back in order to be used for HIS GLORY