New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Made to Move

Knowing and Loving God Through Our Bodies

by Wendy LeBolt

Put your love for God in motion.

Made to Move offers us a new way of interacting with the Bible—through our bodies. Wendy LeBolt invites readers of any age to join her on a journey of knowing and loving God through acts of embodiment.

Each day in this 6-week study contains a scripture passage, a meditation, an easy-to-follow activity, reflection questions, and a prayer. This resource is ideal for personal use, small groups, families, and churchwide studies.


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These videos will help you engage in the activities found in the book.

How Flexible Are You? p. 23

Balance, p. 36

The Isometric Workout, p. 51

Chair Stretch, p. 70

Spirit of the Living God Prayer Stretch, p. 84

Lord’s Prayer Neck Stretch, p. 86

About the Author

Wendy LeBolt is the founder of Fit2Finish and provides education on fitness for injury prevention, specializing in youth athletes. An exercise physiologist in private practice, Wendy holds a PhD in cardiovascular physiology from the Medical College of Virginia, a Master of Education in exercise science from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from The College of William and Mary.

Made to Move offers an incredibly sound and God-honoring approach to stewarding the remarkable bodies that God has blessed us with. As someone whose long career has been in the fields of athletics and camp ministry, I highly recommend this fresh perspective and practical guide for anyone who wants to connect more deeply with God by recognizing our bodies as true gifts and blessings from his hand. A great resource for every BODY!

—Doug Smethurst

Associate Director, Summer’s Best Two Weeks, Youth Sports Camp Ministry

Made to Move is the most doable and real devotional book I have ever read. In it Wendy LeBolt offers daily exercises and activities to move users from talk about God to linking God with daily life. Tied as we humans are to our five senses, we need help to see a God who is invisible, to touch the truth of a God who is intangible, to hear a God who has no physical voice. This book offers six weeks of training in doing exactly that. Leaders of small groups will find in it a wealth of experiential exercises to help groups move from talk to embodying their prayers.

Mary Lou Redding

Author of The Power of a Focused Heart and various other books

Retired editorial director, The Upper Room daily devotional guide

Scripture encourages us to love God with everything we have: mind, body, soul, and spirit. While many Christian devotionals engage the mind and spirit, the body often gets left out of the equation. Author and fitness expert Wendy LeBolt has written a unique resource that reminds us God created us to move. In Made to Move, LeBolt offers creative, accessible, and thoughtful guidance on nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Through scripture readings, insightful stories, and hands-on activities, Made to Move reminds us that we are a miracle, inside and out.

Kelly Johnson

 Coach, Speaker, and Author of Being Brave: A 40-Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for You

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