GETTING SPIRITUALLY FIT WITH GOD
When we start training our bodies to exercise and become physically fit, we begin to prepare ourselves, get organized, and gather all of the things we need. Over the past five days, we have discussed how to become intimately close to our Father. This week, we will go over how we need a strategy for getting spiritually fit. We need to have a plan for getting closer to our Father as well, fasting and reading our word and having devotionals give us the opportunity to get our bodies prepared spiritually to connect and draw closer. fasting and putting the flesh under submission.
Since the battle begins in our minds, getting spiritually fit begins here. This is where the enemy begins to sow his seeds of doubts, discouragement, discord, dissatisfaction, and detrimental thinking. When we are not spiritually fit, we begin to focus on the negative, fuel it, and give it life. Instead, when we are spiritually fit, we start transforming our minds and thinking so that they are not confirmed by the ways of this world or allow our minds to serve as the enemy's playground. Therefore, by fasting and putting the flesh under submission.
Training our spirit entails acquiring the ability to be observant and perceptive of the spirit. How to recognize when something is wrong and when we should not entertain that since it will conflict with what God wants you to do? In contrast, if we are not spiritually fit, we will let anything and everything be ok and when things go wrong, we wonder. When you become more aware of the schemes of the enemy, you will be on point realizing that you are being attacked and quickly be able to know what to do.
Developing our spiritual fitness gives us the ability to remain resilient in the face of worldly pressures and to discern God's good, acceptable, and perfect will for our lives. You are a fighter in the Kingdom of God, and you possess abilities that are much beyond what you can now fathom. As we continue to become closer to our Father and develop spiritually, we will start focusing more on how to be spiritually fit over the course of the next five days in order to be more spiritually fit for the Kingdom of God.
3 Scriptures To Mediate On And Questions To Ask Yourself
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
As we continue to build our relationship with God through fasting and fitness, let's reflect on these verses to keep our eyes set on the Lord. In order to be fit for God, we need to maintain good health. But, also as believers we should become spiritually fit too. Our outward appearances deteriorate every day, while our inner selves are constantly being rejuvenated. The body and the spirit that our Father has given us are to be taken care of. Let's keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, our Father, and the Holy Spirit while remaining in step with the Spirit.
Scripture #1: What arguments are you demolishing for your spiritual growth?
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (NIV)
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have the divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
Scripture #2: How are you giving your body to the Lord?
Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.
Scripture #3: What thoughts are you entertaining?
James 1:15 (NIV)
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Dear Heavenly Father
I am grateful for another day that You have given me. I would like to express my gratitude to you for keeping me and my loved ones safe today. I ask for your protection, provision, power, and your presence. Do not remove Yourself from my presence, please. I ask you to give me the mentality I need to overcome any obstacles that arise in my life. Please grant me the discernment to see when the enemy is attempting to attack and when I am heading in the wrong direction. Additionally, I hope that I can offer my body to You each day as a living sacrifice, that I won't continue to conform to the ways of this world, and that You will constantly work on me and make me and my family more spiritually fit.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.