Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m out of shape”? They are referring to the fact that their physical bodies are not up to par. Maybe their clothes are tight on them, or perhaps they don’t have any energy. So they begin dieting or start an exercise program.
While physical fitness is important, it’s absolutely necessary to stay in shape spiritually. It’s rare to hear people talk about being spiritually out of shape. But if you are around someone who is, it’s easy to tell their spiritual life isn’t great. But just as you can get your body back in shape, you can also get into shape spiritually!
You are responsible for your spiritual well-being. No one else can do it for you. One of the best ways to get started is by meditating on the Word day and night (Joshua 1:8). You are always giving out, whether at work, school, or home. So it’s crucial to take in the Word of God, which will build you up.
Another way to get in shape spiritually is to attach yourself to God’s Word—not allowing anything or anyone to cut you loose from it. And by loving the Lord with all your heart.
Your spiritual workout isn’t complete unless you go to church and fellowship with other Christians. Doing that gives you the extra oomph you may need to cross over any mountains you face.
I remember a story about a 63-year-old woman who walked from New York City to Miami, Florida. A newspaper reporter asked her how she had the courage to make such a long journey on foot. She said, “Oh, it doesn’t take courage to take one step at a time!”
We can follow that woman’s example. It takes one step at a time to become spiritually fit. So begin taking the steps I have mentioned. Staying in shape spiritually is obtainable. Why not start today!
Kenneth W. Hagin
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