We spent this summer thinking about our spiritual fitness. We started out working on our core, then onto our arms and legs, and then finished up with some thoughts about our endurance. The way I broke it down was: our core looked at our character, attitude, and knowledge. Our arms and legs worked on our prayer life, our families, outreach, servanthood, and worship. And when we thought about how we built our endurance, we looked at solitude and sabbath.
At the end of it, I realised how easy it is to take our spiritual fitness and our spiritual health lightly. But what spurs me on is the realisation that without Christ, I don’t even have a spiritual life. It was through him that I was brought into spiritual life. John 3:6 says, “Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.”
The life that I’ve been given is a precious gift from God. And one that I far too often take too lightly, sometimes forgetting that it’s even there. Our physical bodies are a precious gift from God, but our spiritual life through him is an even greater gift. With that in mind, “All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.” 1 Corinthians 9:25-27
All our messages on Spiritual Fitness & corresponding Bible Studies are available on our Sunday messages page.