2019-08-17 - Exercise
1 Timothy 4:7 (NIV)--"Train yourself to be godly."
Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. As a result, I lost the ability to walk for over six months. When my body began to recover, I underwent months of physical therapy. They didn’t help with recovery at all. But they did prepare my muscles to do the job, as I recovered. After the therapy sessions were completed, I continued the exercises for several years. In fact, I still go through the balance-building exercises each day. Once the disease let go of me, regular exercise was important in my recovery. The more I exercised my weak muscles, the stronger they got.
Likewise, daily spiritual exercise is important for Christians. Regular Bible reading, prayer, and worship are vital in building and sustaining one's faith. The more we exercise our faith, the stronger it gets. Are we exercising our faith? Are we getting stronger in Christ?