Do it for God …

“Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.” 1 Timothy 4:9

While traveling, I missed certain things about home—one being the fitness machines and track at the recreation centers. Today, I entered back into my routine of working out three or four times a week with my friend. We walk the track for a half hour to loosen up and then hit the weight machines. It did not take long to realize I had become out of shape and a bit flabby after a three-month break from working out.

Falling, caused by the lack of physical activity, is one of the leading causes of death among seniors. I have fallen three times in three years, which is average for seniors. My falls have been caused by carelessness, not paying attention to where I’m walking, missing a step, stumbling over an item misplaced, or hitting a wet spot on the floor.
Exercising our faith in God and keeping our bodies strong is a challenge, best accomplished by staying focused on daily routines. This can be as simple as reading a few verses from the Bible, praying, or listening to spiritual music. If you don’t have time to go to a gym to exercise, go for a walk and talk to God at the same time.

Thank you, Lord, for helping us become spiritually and physically stronger. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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