I look forward to the weekend; especially after a long hard week of teaching. My little first graders take a lot out of me. It is so nice to be able to attend the 8:30 am strength class (Power) at my gym (Onelife Fitness) in Peachtree City, Georgia. The group fitness class is only forty-five minutes, but during that time, we work on legs, arms, shoulders, back, and even have enough time to get to our core. I wish the class was an hour like it used to be because I need a little more time on my core area. You see, I love baking and eating sweets!
However, there are days when I wake up on Saturday and don’t feel like going. Somehow I end up pressing my way and pushing myself to make it to the gym. I am glad that I do. I end up feeling so much stronger and feel like I can take on the world and anything that may come my way that day.
Just the other day, I was looking in my full-length mirror combing my hair and saw a bicep muscle pop out of my arm as I pulled the comb through my hair. I also noticed that my leg muscles had started to form. Even the muscles in my shoulders had started to have a nice and defined shape to them. A big smile came on my face. I was so elated because I was finally seeing some results and the hard work was paying off. I stood in the mirror longer than usual to do my hair and looked at my muscles that were starting to develop.
This reminded me of how important it is to work out and exercise our spiritual muscles. Just like we take care of ourselves physically, we must also take care of ourselves spiritually. We must get stronger spiritually. If we do this, we will not get knocked off of our square when trials, troubles, situations, and circumstances come our way. Developing our spiritual muscles will help us get through the storms.
Here are some ways that I develop my spiritual muscles.
- Daily prayer
- Spend quiet time with Him
- Write in my devotional journal
- Attend online/drive-in worship service
- Read the WORD
- Join a Life Group/do life in community
- Read spiritual growth books
Are you growing stronger? How are you developing your spiritual muscles?
Let’s go to work! It’s time to exercise!