If you were a tree where would you prefer to be planted? Close to a stream of flowing water? Or in the middle of the desert?
When you think of the word "idol," what comes to mind? A golden statue? Something you're supposed to bow down to? American idol?
Some people may see fitness and faith as competing interests, but not me. In fact, 1 Timothy 4 tells us that physical training is of value (though maybe not the most valuable thing). 1 Corinthians 6 tells us that our bodies are not our own, and that we honor God by the way we treat them.
Fit For More. What comes to mind when you read that? More fame, more money, more followers? Growth in those areas isn't bad, but life itself is about much more than those things.
As Christians we are called to honor God with our bodies. Fitness is a balancing act though, as physical workouts are of value but we must be careful not to become narcissistic and self-consumed. See what the Bible says about working out.
So you’ve heard of physical recovery; you know you need to recover physically. But did you know that you need to recover spiritually too?
So my day job is… I’m a small groups pastor. And so, day in and day out, I work to help people connect in healthy communities. I live this stuff though.
You know, it’s really easy to become self-centered when we’re pursuing our physical fitness. And it’s really easy to become self-centered just on our entire spiritual journey. So the question is “How do we fight against that?”