Why You Need to Lead With Your Heart

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It's true when doing core fitness and true in life. It's always important to lead with your heart...

Do you like to exercise?

Do you walk? Work out at a gym? Do DVD’s at home? Lift weights?

All of the above?

I have to mix it up with short spurts activity throughout the day . . . I run up and down the stairs, run on a trampoline, lift light weights, play with Sadie, anything that increases my heart rate and strengthens my muscles.

Balance and strength are becoming more important to me. I want to avoid back pain or a fall if possible; so, I have a short list of core exercises I include everyday.

Our daughter shared a tip from her fitness instructor a few weeks ago as we were going through core moves together…

“Lead with your heart.” 

Remembering this advice has improved my form as I work out, my breathing, and my posture.

And the more I think about it, I believe it’s just good wisdom for life.

“Lead with your heart.”

Lead with love . . . love for God and love for others.

It changes everything doesn’t it.

Lead with love because you ARE loved. Completely. Totally. Right to our core. You are loved. I am loved.

Is leading with love risky? Absolutely.
Is leading with love pointless? Never.
Is leading with love impossible? With God’s help love is always possible.

May we go for it. Give it a try.

May we lead with our hearts.

Max Lucado Quotes on Love

“I Choose Love…
No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness. I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.”

“Let God have you, and let God love you – and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.”

“No person [should] walk out into the world to begin the day until he or she has stood beneath the cross to receive God’s love.”

“Heaven does not know you as the fellow with the nice suit or the woman with the big house or the kid with the new bike. Heaven knows your heart.”

“For this is how God loved the world (put your name here): He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Lead with your heart.

Do everything with love. Follow Jesus.

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Lead with your heart. Lead with love.

Around the Blogosphere

Hearts Leading with Love

BeautyChristine Duncan inspires her readers at
Precepts & Life Preservers.

She writes “about faith and chronic depression,
and the Life Preserver Himself.”

Her post When Scars Shine is absolutely beautiful.

Inspiration2Kia Stephens writes powerfully at The Father Swap.

Her posts hold “life-changing,
and insightful content that specifically

speaks to challenges faced by fatherless women.”

If you have ever felt the sting of rejection please read:
3 Lessons Learned from a Father’s Rejection.

Motivation2Jenny is an introvert with seven children.
She shares life at
The Littlest Way – Where Everything is Grace.

Her post – Bible Journaling When You Don’t 
Have a Journaling Bible will motivate you
to grab your pens and pour your heart onto
the pages of His Word.

Don’t miss this her tips to help you get started.

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Desires of Your Heart

Top Pic is by Hope at
Happily Hope.

Delight yourself in the Lord who loves you.

Oh, how He loves you!

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15 thoughts on “Why You Need to Lead With Your Heart

  1. I count you as a blessing each week that I see your posts and your encouragement, Deb. I am so thankful to have stopped by today to just absorb the blessings you pour out.

    Lead with your Heart… I am going to be pondering the power in this. Just today I was reading through John 16, I kept coming back to the Comforter and all that He will lead us into, which is fitting, because He resides right there… IN MY HEART. 🙂

    Bless you !

  2. I’m just about to leave for the gym. I will lead with my heart there, as your daughter’s instructor so wisely advised, and I will remind myself to lead with my heart in every aspect of my life. Have a wonderful weekend, Deb! Blessings!

  3. I love that thought, “Lead with your heart.” I want to be known for love and do things motivated by love too, Deb. Those are inspiring Max Lucado quotes. Thanks for sharing today!

  4. This is a great post! I love your picture and quotes from Max Lucado. I’ve never linked here before but found a +1 from Aimee Imbeau. So glad I came over! G+’d you and am looking forward to reading more of your posts. I’m #35. Have a great weekend!

  5. Leading from the heart. I love that thought! Thank you so much Deb for another wonderful party. I’ve added two links this week. One is a review and giveaway of Tammie Head’s new book MORE. Wonderful read!
    Bless you my friend,

  6. Lead with your heart-lead with love. I pray we all start our days with this and end them knowing we loved well. Thank you as always for sharing at The Weekend Brew.

  7. What a precious post! I love posts about God’s love. I am always so touched and blessed by your posts, Deb. 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with Grace&Truth! 🙂
    God bless!

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