1 Timothy 4:8 - For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
I don’t look good in spandex! Hey, don’t laugh too loud because you don’t look good in spandex either! In fact, I don’t think anyone looks good in spandex; and if you think you do, you really should think again.
The only people that can actually look decent in spandex are those that are in tip-top physical shape. You know the people that work out twice a day and three times on holidays. Oh they might look good in spandex, but they don’t know how to enjoy a good slice of pizza like I do!
Don’t get me wrong, being physically fit is not a bad thing, in fact it’s a great thing. All of us could stand to lose a few pounds, exercise a bit more and cut down on our caloric intake. But there is something more important than being physically fit; it’s being spiritually fit.
Spiritual fitness. It’s an interesting concept. When was the last time you heard someone make a New Year’s resolution that included gaining “spiritual muscle and endurance”? Here are a few tips to do that.
1) Breathe in deeply the oxygen of the Holy Spirit. This practice will revitalize and rejuvenate your tired spiritual muscles.
2) Devour the meat of God’s Word, the Bible. Spiritual protein found in the Bible will give you strength, endurance and will
also help you bulk up spiritually.
3) Reacquaint yourself with the Bread
of Life, Jesus. Atkins friendly? No. But if you are going to take in some carbs, might as well make them count. Jesus is the ultimate performance enhancer.
When He is in your system, you’re going to be stronger, smarter, kinder, gentler and ultimately more victorious.
So take a minute to look in the mirror. Does the person staring back at you need to ‘bulk up’ spiritually? Then get hooked up with Jesus, and kiss that spiritual weakling good-bye.