41. EXERCISE for a Healthy SPIRITUAL life
Question and answer: “How do I become spiritually fit? Will I have to go to the gym?”
Physical exercise will strengthen your muscles and help you get fit. If you do not exercise, you will become lethargic. Our spiritual muscles also need to be exercised and built up. It is good to stay physically healthy, but your spiritual health is much more important.
1 Timothy 4:8 ‘Bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having a promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come’
Prayer, Bible reading, faith and holy living are some of our spiritual muscles. Keep exercising them to be strong in Christ. An athlete competes according to the rules and they train hard so they can reach the goal to win a prize and so must we 1 Corinthians 9:24, Philippians 3:14.
Wisdom: When you are sick, a doctor can help you get better. If you are spiritually unwell, go back to God for forgiveness and healing.
Fact: The more you exercise, the stronger you will become.
Think: Am I spiritually fit? In what areas do I need to exercise more?
More Info: Psalm 84:11, Jeremiah 12:5, Matthew 6:5-15, 32-34, 7:12,16, Luke 3:8-9, Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 9:19-27, Eph. 4:11-12,Phil. 3:10-21,Col. 1:10-14,1 Tim. 6:12.
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