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