Summer 2024

Getting Fit

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;” Psalm 63:1 (KJV)

Getting fit is not easy. How many people reading today can run a mile in under nine minutes or how many can walk a mile in 12 minutes? How many can do push-ups? Not just one, but 40 without stopping? Can you do 50 sit-ups without stopping?

Getting fit takes work and discipline. I have a few tips that won’t necessarily help you run under nine minutes in the mile, but they will help you get started on being fit. When you arrive at your office or before you go to school or office, do 25 push-ups. You can also do 25 squats without weight at home or the office. You will be surprised at how you improve. Start small and build up.

A lot of times we can easily give ourselves excuses for not performing and getting in shape. Our Christian life needs discipline, too; we need a plan similar to working out. Get up and read a chapter in Psalms and Proverbs each day. You’ll find it’s easier if you do it in the morning before work. It takes a little more effort to get out of that comfortable bed, but the reward is that you get to rest and learn in the hands and arms of Jesus. Getting in physical shape is not easy, and getting in spiritual shape is difficult, too, but things in life that are not easy and are more worthwhile in the long run. Now let’s get fit!

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