Spiritual Fitness

Day 6: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Rev. Sela Finau 

Spiritual Fitness

Scripture: For, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:8 NRSV)

Devotion: What is your spiritual discipline? Do you have a spiritual discipline? In other words, how do you regularly feed your soul and connect with God daily? 

As Christians, we often talk about the importance of spiritual discipline. We understand that it is crucial to our faith journey and that it helps us to grow closer to God. But have you ever thought about why spiritual discipline is so important? In 1 Timothy 4:8, we are reminded that while physical training has value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

What does this mean for us? It means that while taking care of our physical bodies is essential, we must also take care of our spiritual selves. We cannot neglect our spiritual needs. Just as our bodies need physical fitness, so do our spirits. We must find a balance that works for us as individuals and nourish our spirits in meaningful ways.

For some, this may mean spending time in nature and being mindful of the world around us. For others, it may mean setting aside time for prayer or meditation. Whatever your chosen spiritual discipline may be, it is crucial that you find what works best for you.

During this Lenten season, let us take the time to practice spiritual discipline. Let us step away from our everyday lives and allow God to clear our minds and renew our faith. As we do so, let us remember that our spiritual health is just as important as our physical health. May we strive to find balance in all areas of our lives and seek to live in a way that reflects God’s love for us and the world.

Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for the many ways we can connect with you. Please help us to renew our faith and to refocus on you. Amen.


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