|Working out at gyms will make you more physically fit, but how are we gonna|
be spiritually fit?
Today marks the start of the International Fitness Week, a string of seven days to help promote fitness among us. But while many gyms are giving away promos, especially Fitness First, who is giving everyone a chance to workout in any of its branches for one week for free, to entice the people to trim those fats, build their muscles, become stronger, and have ripped bodies, there is another aspect in life that we should look at: spiritual fitness.
While we may become more physically fit during this week, we must also have our spiritual selves fit. But to become spiritually fit does not require work. In fact, we should not even struggle to become more intimate with God, the point of this post. I admit; I also had times when I feel like there's something wrong with my prayers every time they're unanswered. I feel anxious, restless, and afraid that the Lord will say a big no. To be spiritually fit, we must continue to trust God even if He will answer no to our prayers (He might even tell us to give up on our prayers and even repent). Just build upon the foundation of our spiritual fitness, which is our relationship with Him.
You don't need barbells, dumbells, kettlebells, or even a strict diet to become fit spiritually. To stay spiritually fit, just read His Word, pray according to His will, and take some advice from Godly friends. Attending a cell group is one good way to have people who will help you in your walk with the Lord. To become spiritually fit is to have "a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light (Colossians 1:10-12)"
Also read Colossians 1:9, 13-14.