Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bread for the Journey

(photo by lululemon athletica)

Getting In Shape

When we hear someone described as 'being in shape' we immediately have a mental picture of a slender, well toned body. The kind of body we would love to see reflected in our own mirrors.

But those kind of bodies rarely come without some - and sometimes much - effort and discipline and training.

To be health conscious about our physical bodies is good,
but
it is much more important to be 'spiritually fit'.
"For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of this life that now is and of that which is to come."
I Tim. 4:8 (NKJV)

Do we put as much effort into getting into spiritual shape as we do our physical shape?

What does a spiritually fit person look like ?

They have been exercised in the fruit of the Spirit -
until they are formed into the image of Christ.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. "
Gal. 5:22,23 (NKJV)

What shape are we in?
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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for this important reminder, Julie. Well put.

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  2. I love that verse in Gal. Thanks...a wonderful post. Kathy (MGCC)

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  3. Lulu Lemon...Great analogy Julie.
    We always need to remind our selves, that fitness is important...but it's important to keep our hearts in tune also.

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