What is a dynamometer?
Basically, a dynamometer is a device for measuring force, torque, or power and called a dyno for short.
For instance, “If you want to know the horsepower of an engine, you hook the engine up to a dynamometer. A dynamometer places a load on the engine and measures the amount of power that the engine can produce against the load.” *
Dynos are not just for measuring or testing horsepower or other types of machines. They measure people power as well.
Measuring muscle strength
Dynos have been developed for physical therapy to measure or test muscle strength.
A physical therapist will use a dynamometer to test muscle strength at regular intervals during rehab to determine a patient’s progress in therapy.
Dynamometer measures the strength of different muscle groups and provides resistance which matches that of the patient, allowing for automatic accommodations for weakness, pain or fatigue at specific points in each person’s range of motion. …
Dynamometer helps to target muscle groups which need additional time, attention and physical therapy to regain strength and return to normal functioning. **
Strength is the ability of your muscle(s) to contract and produce force. …
Lack of physical exercise can also decrease your strength, which can lead to repetitive strain injuries. If your muscles lack strength, then you may have a difficult time with basic functional mobility. ***
Therefore, “Maintaining muscle strength is an important part of daily life as it affects many aspects.” ****
Measuring spiritual strength
What about our spiritual strength? Don’t we need that even more? Aren’t trials and sufferings our spiritual-testing dynos?
If we desire strong spiritual muscles, then they must be tested.
Just as the dynamometer measures muscle strength through resistance, the Lord evaluates our spiritual strength by our resistance to those troublesome and confusing circumstances.
Occasionally, He uses those adversities to be our Spiritual Therapist and rehabilitate us, in a sense, for whatever is in the way of our serving Him with our whole heart. He knows we may need additional time, attention, and spiritual therapy to regain strength and return to normal functioning.
Remember, if you want to know the power of something, you must place a load on it to determine its strength.
How much power do we exhibit when we’re under a load? Sometimes not very much.
Burdens may feel like a load but we are not to carry them. We were meant to let go of them and give them to the Lord, allowing Him to carry them.
No matter how heavy the load, learning to release it is essential to our spiritual muscle strength.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28 NLT)
“Give your burdens to the Lord.
He will carry them.”
(Ps 55:22 TLB)
May you gain spiritual strength from lifting your burdens to the Lord…Lynn