Monday, October 23, 2017

Getting Fit

We all want to have the perfect body with no fat or cellulite.  We desire our scales to remain at the perfect weight.  People do many types of exercises-weight training, swimming, running, etc-in an attempt to maintain a somewhat healthy body.

But have you ever thought about your spiritual fitness?  In order to grow fit in Christ, we must “exercise” our spiritual side.  The Bible is our “coach” and encourages us to be our best.

*Study God’s word daily:  “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

*Pray:  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

*Give to the Lord:  “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in the house.  Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” Malachi 3:10

*Attend a local church:  “I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Psalms. 122:1

*Encourage one another:  “We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.”  2 Thessalonians 1:3

*Serve others:  “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

*Go and tell:  “therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:19-20

These are just a few examples of becoming spiritually fit.  If all Christians committed themselves to doing these exercises like they do physical exercises, we would see more new believers which could lead to less violence and more unity in our world.

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