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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,
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?


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

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

  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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