Get Active!

Brrrr, it’s either cold outside or rainy or snowing, and it’s difficult to get moving on days like this. running-573762_640It’s also easier to curl up with a novel or watch HGTV while consuming snack food. But lately, I’ve been pondering the implications of maintaining physical health in order to uphold our spiritual health. If we’re dragged out from lack of sleep, it’s difficult to focus on praying to our heavenly Father. If we’re neglecting a healthy diet, it’s difficult to read and study God’s Word with clarity. And finally, if we’re not physically active, it’s difficult to have the necessary stamina to walk with the Lord. I’m impressed with how we need to take care of ourselves if we desire spiritual fitness. Get to bed on time, make healthy food choices, and by all means, get moving. Go for a walk, ride your bike, swing a golf club or tennis racket, swim, or go to the gym. I’m not preaching a three-hour daily workout, but I know I need to be active every single day to reach my spiritual fitness goal. The apostle Paul doesn’t mince any words when he states, “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16, NIV) We’re admonished to take care of our bodies, and I encourage you, dear sisters, to take the necessary fitness steps in your life.

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