Exercise?

US_exercise_1All of us know that we should exercise. Or I guess, we all know that it’s good for us. It’s good and healthy for us to be active and find some sort of exercise routine.

It’s good for our health, our life, our stress, well, in short everything.

And it’s so hard to start, huh? I took a few weeks off from the Y when I was sick and I’m still not back to my routine. It’s really difficult to do this sometimes, even when we know how good it is for us.

Listen to what Paul says today in 1 Timothy 4:7-8:

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

He says that bodily training, or exercise, is good in some ways, Godliness is of value in every way. So, train yourself in that.

We worry about our bodies, our look, our appearance, everything. We focus so much on our physical bodies in this life.

Do we focus as much on our soul? Do we exercise and train ourselves for Godliness? Do we feed our souls through worship, through reading, through prayer?

Do we exercise our faith by helping others? By giving witness to God’s glory and salvation? By serving each other?

And just like physical exercise it’s hard. We know we should. We know it’s good for us. We know that we should do it. But, we wait. We put it off. We say later.

Don’t wait today. Exercise your faith. Feed your soul. Live in what is good and true. Train for Godliness. And you will find benefits in every way.

So, just start. Today, read. Today, pray. Today, serve. Today, do these things. And you know what you’ll find? You may be a little scared at first. You may feel a little sore afterwards.

But you know what? You’ll feel alive. Your faith will feel alive. You’ll wonder what you’ve been missing.

Today, train for the race that God has in front of us. And exercise your faith. You will see the life there, immediately!

Don’t forget, you can click here to download Asbury’s mobile app and read these devotionals, as well as listen to my sermons on your smart phones.

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