Exercise makes you spiritually fit.
In this series I have talked about being spiritually fit. Being spiritually fit is very similar to being physically fit. To grow we need rest, fuel, and exercise. I think most Christians get are eager for rest and fuel but very rarely exercise. When we just rest and eat what does that make us? You guessed it. No exercise makes us fat! I believe there are a lot of fat Christians sitting around eating and watching, but not exercising.
I will be the first to admit I have put on some spiritual pounds and have been missing out on the mission Jesus gave all Christians. I have allowed my focus to be on gathering as much information as I can to fuel my tank. Now I have fuel spilling out of my tank but I very rarely get into gear and actually move. I think many Christians are the same way. I have started asking Christians I meet with if they are making disciples, and most say, “No I am not.” Making disciples is all Jesus asked us to do. He did not ask us to spend our lives in a safe environment surrounded by other Christians. He told us to go!
When you put on a couple extra pounds you start to feel weird. Your clothes don’t fit. You don’t have your normal energy level. You start looking different in pictures. People keep inviting you to go to the gym with them. You look in the mirror and you wish you could see those muscles again.
When that happens, there’s only one thing to do. Get up and go! We can do it together! Let’s start making disciples. Let’s stop being fat Christians. I would love to help you get in gear and be on the mission of making disciples together. Rest, eat, exercise and repeat will make you spiritually fit!
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20