Do you exercise daily?
Today I saw this sticker on a car saying, Exercise Daily; Walk with God.
Just like our physical bodies need exercise we also need to exercise our spiritual bodies.
How do we do this? Here are a few pointers.
1. Good Diet: In order to keep fit physically we need to eat the right kind of food and ensure we eat a balanced diet. It is also the same with our relationship with God only that here it’s not about the food we eat but about the things we allow to get into our minds.
What kind of things do I watch?
What kind of music do I listen to?
All these play a major role in the kind of relationship I have with God. Some of the things we allow to fill our thoughts only act as distractions and we end up missing the big picture.
Just as we are told to avoid junk food there are some things as believers we should steer clear off since they only but give temporal pleasure and later on bring harm.
2. Water Water Water: How many times have I heard that we should drink 8 glasses of water daily? Countless! Just like many I am also a culprit of not drinking water daily.
In our walk with God we should partake of the Living Word of God which just like water is a source of life. This should be a daily affair to ensure that we are in good shape spiritually.
Just as drinking water dispels illness, the Word of God equips us fully such that when one is faced with any temptation we are fully armed.
3. Walking/Running/ Jogging: Most of the health guides that I have read encourage walking briskly for 30 minutes daily in order to keep fit. This is not only good for one’s cardiovascular muscles but also for one’s mind.
As we walk with God we are in conversation with Him and this done through prayer. Prayer enriches one’s life and has innumerable benefits to one’s spiritual health.
4. Going to the gym: For our physical health we are encouraged to go to the gym at least three times a week. One gets the assistance of a trained personnel on which exercise regime to take. Just the same as believers we cannot afford to neglect the meeting up of brethren. Fellowship is a vital part in our walk with God, since here we not only get counsel from our counterparts who are mature in this walk we also sharpen each other.
I would like to challenge us, just as we take special care when it comes to our physical let us take even more care of our spiritual bodies.