Tips for the Spirit / Spiritual Health Equals Spiritual Wealth
A Note from Pastor Michael
Why is it important to workout spiritually?
Our spirituality must be in good health in order to ascertain a sense of spiritual wealth.
What does that mean?
Exercising the spirit helps to gain spiritual peace and joy in one’s own heart, in one’s own being, even in one’s very own peaceful existence. It has been known to even influence a person’s worldview (Retrieved From: http://www.colsoncenter.org/the-center/columns/call-response/14732-perspectives-biblical-worldview-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not).
How does one choose to workout spiritually?
This is done by consistently seeking to maintain a peaceful existence, unconditionally caring for all mankind allowing nothing and no one to impede upon your joy and peace; that which is given freely by grace. Also there is the simple idea of being renewed in your thinking (Romans 12: 1-5 NIV).
So why do we give it away so easily?
Simply spoken we give it away, because we choose to. No one can take what God has freely and already given to you by and through grace and “no weapon formed against you can ever prosper” (Isaiah 54:17 NIV).
When is the best time to work out?
This one is also simple; if a fireman puts on his protective gear before going to work and the policeman does the same thing before going to work and the military person wear armor and protective gear. Then why do we not consider wearing our armor daily, “after all we are in a spiritual battle.”
If one concludes that it is important to eat for good health; then why not seek to ascertain a healthy spirit. It would appear that in order to truly be healthy one would also be encouraged to include a workout schedule for gaining a healthy spirit. This may incorporate less stress; healthy lifestyle choices; value systems increase positively; this then increases better chances for longevity in life, relationships and peace.
We are called to go forth with the good news of hope, because we are all recovering from the attacks of the enemy, they may vary, but these attacks are nonetheless the attacks of the enemy, meant to deceive and destroy. Once we learn what we are fighting against, (Spiritual forces) and not flesh (Ephesians 6:10-18). There is where we have our spiritual awakening and that is when we begin the journey of recovery, restoration, healing and spiritual growth, also known as spiritually working out and ultimately we become of use; so as to go forth to tell and help others or simply “become fishers of men.”
Blessings All, Pastor Michael