Diet and Exercise
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Diet and Exercise. 2 Peter 1:3-18. January 28 2020.
“ But speaking the truth in love, may grow up in him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” Ephesians 4:15
Proper diet and exercise are two necessary factors for growth and development. We need both not just one or the other. How often do we not hear that when we are Sparking on Spark People. A good diet without exercise may cause growth, but not the kind of growth that you want. Exercise is needed to help us develop and to keep fit. Just the same exercise without a proper diet will cause us to become burned out and unable to function. So keep on tracking these two important elements in your plan.
But how can we grow spiritually? It certainly will take more than just reading a devotional every morning. Be in God’s Word, read a thought provoking article, and spend time in prayer, needs to be the core of a healthy diet for a Christian. Daily digesting God’s Word is essential. We should also feed on, “ think about things that are true, honest, pure, lovely, and of good report.” ( Philippians 4:8 ) Finally we need to think about all the things that God has done for us personally.
If you want to stay fit spiritually than practice what you know. Keep doing right, regardless of what happens. Make use of your diet of God’s Word. Draw strength from it to exercise your faith.
We all know that exercise is work, and eating a well balanced healthy diet is difficult to get every day. They need sacrifice from us, but it is so rewarding when the scale shows us the results of this hard work.
Carving out time to meditate on God’s Word can be challenging as well, but look at its benefits. We can develop our relationship with God, sharpen our vision for the lost, receive strength to do God’s will, and grow in Him. All of this is rewarding as well.
Just like you track the food and exercise you do each day, track your time with God the same way.
As you eat and work today, keep this prayer in mind: “ Thank you, Lord, that you have made all the necessary provisions for my spiritual growth and development. Help me to keep on growing, growing in You, until You call me home. Amen”
Neglecting God’s Word will be hazardous to your spiritual health.