“For bodily exercise profiteth little; but godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise that now is, and of that which is to come.”
1 Timothy 4:8
Here at Fit Women of God, we are all about honoring God with our bodies and being good stewards of our health. Matthew 16:26a says, “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his soul?” Similarly, what good will it do you to gain physical health but be dead to Christ? Therefore, let us focus in on building our spiritual health in addition to our physical health.
How Does One Become Spiritually Fit?
First, you need to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as your Lord and Savior. It does not matter how much good you do, how nice of a person you may be, or how often you attend church. If you lack a personal relationship with God, then you are unfit for the kingdom of Christ just as those who are lost in this world. It is your relationship with God that you rest upon when the journey becomes difficult. If you need assistance in building a relationship with God, then see our article on Looking to Know Christ.
Second, you need to have a place to study, train, and fellowship with others on the journey to spiritual fitness: You Need A Church Home. Hebrews 10:23-25 says, “Let us hold fast to the profession of our faith without waivering; (for He is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Yes, it is important that we, as believers, attend church regularly and fellowship with other believers. While attending church via TV @ Bedside Baptist Missionary Church of Christ of the Believer’s Faith Tabernacle is good, you need to be physically surrounded by people that are of like mind and there to help you grow stronger in your faith. Away from the church you are weak and vulnerable, with the church you are made stronger because other believers are able to cover you in prayer and stand with you in battle.
Thirdly, you need to nourish your body daily with the Bread of Life. Hebrews 4:12a says, “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword…” The Bible is our “Book of Instructions Before Leaving Earth”. We need to spend time in it daily… multiple times a day. If you need assistance with studying the Bible, see our article on it here.