Have you gotten in your daily exercise?
I’m not talking about running down to the gym and lifting weights, or running miles around the neighborhood. Although, if you’re inspired to do those activities, go for it!
I’m talking about the most important exercise of all, your spiritual exercises with God!
As Paul wrote, in the New Testament,
“Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever” (I Tim. 4:7,8, The Message).
Fitness requires exercise. If you want to stay fit and live healthy, you must exercise! But as Paul reminds his reader, it is spiritual exercise with God that brings the best results.
Each of us, as children of God, have a perfect individuality made in the likeness of God. God is fit, and God’s image is fit. As God’s image, you are fit! Are you seeing this as your truth? Do you understand it? Are you living it out and expressing it fully and abundantly? If not, this is where the exercise part comes in.
Each moment is an opportunity to learn more about your perfect spiritual fit identity. To do this, you might need to do some workouts. For instance, you might need to work out of your consciousness any sense of apathy, laziness, self-indulgence, gluttony, self-satisfaction, an acceptance of less-than-ideal conditions for the body, and other unhealthy conditions of thinking.
As Paul admonished, allow for “no spiritual flabbiness!” Work out! Get active with your prayers and studies. Demonstrate leanness of thought, strength of character, fitness of Mind, and the vitality of Life.
No more delays, no more excuses! It’s time to work-out. Be sure to get in your daily exercise—your daily spiritual exercise. The rewards are worth the effort!