Body Builders. I wanted to jot a few of these similarities down for you to see for yourself. Maybe you are struggling with keeping your commitment to be more physically fit this year or maybe it's the spiritual fitness you are struggling with? No matter what, I pray these scriptures and observations will encourage you to continue running the race!
- They both take a lot of work and self-discipline (Philippians 2:12-13)
- There is no quick fix for either. (Philippians 1:6)
- You need accountability in both areas to succeed. (Hebrews 10:25)
- It's easy to make excuses not to do either one. (Proverbs 12:15)
- The benefits far outweigh the demands. (1 John 5:12)
- Physical and spiritual fitness do not take time from your life - they put life into your time. (John 14:6)
- You need rest to recover both physically and spiritually. When you pour out, you need time for re-filling. (Psalm 90:17)
- Lifting will make you stronger in both. In physical fitness - lifting weights; in spiritual fitness - lifting His Name (1 Timothy 2:8).
- We should not compare ourselves with others in either one, for we are each designed specifically by God for the purpose He has for our lives. (Galatians 6:4-5)
- It's easy to get over-zealous about either physical or spiritual fitness and alienate those around us inadvertently. (Romans 10:1-4)
- Both are extremely beneficial in growing our confidence. (Proverbs 3:25-26)
- It's inspiring to see someone who is succeeding in being spiritually or physically fit. (Proverbs 28:12)
- It's always a struggle in the beginning, but once you start to see and feel results, you wonder how you ever lived without it. (Joshua 1:7-9)
1 Timothy 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.