From Glory to Glory Greetings and welcome to Week 3 of our series: “Growing up Spiritually”.
The focus this week is on the role of SPIRITUAL EXERCISES.

Lately, I have observed that a good number of people are paying close attention to their health,
(Sure I do know they are a lot more others who don’t).
Previously, the only people you found in gyms and fitness centers were athletes, wrestlers, boxers and persons whose career required physical fitness. Now, there are a lot of non-athletes who are genuinely committed to staying fit and healthy. As a matter of fact, presently, it is not out of place to find fitness centers in schools, hotels and even apartment buildings!

This is an indication that a lot of us are embracing the commitment to stay fit and healthy by engaging in physical exercises. Also, summer officially began this week and we are all going to find a lot of people taking walks and running either early in the morning before the sun rises or later in the evening before it sets; all in order to stay fit, healthy and strong.

1 Timothy 4:7-9  7 “…exercise thyself rather unto godliness.”
8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.”
  KJV

If a lot of people are taking steps to stay physically healthy and strong, there is equally a need for us as believers to pay a lot more attention to growing up and staying spiritually strong & healthy.  Accomplishing this will require a lot of spiritual exercises.

Spiritual exercises of course include prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:21), WORD study (2 Timothy 2:15), Meditation (1 Timothy 4:15), being sober and vigilant (1 Peter 5:8), purging oneself of carnality (1 Timothy 2:21), and  a lot more.

Our commitment should not be seasonal but all-year round because there is a danger in not being spiritually unfit.

The time to begin frequent visits to the spiritual gym for our rapid spiritual growth is NOW!

God BLESS you
From Glory to Glory!

Jide Owomoyela

*** Watch out for next week’s edition of: – Growing Up Spiritually