By PamFord Davis
6/07/2022 / Devotionals
Are you walking your way to physical fitness on a treadmill?
Maybe you’re pedaling off pounds on a stationary bike.
Exercise requires determination and diligence.
I want to be spiritually fit; don’t you?
I’ve remembered an acrostic once shared by Beverly Chesser (on her Beverly Exercise TV program).
Beverly stressed the important of frequency (consistency) in any exercise goal and routine. If it’s hit and miss we’ll miss the fitness goal.
“Not that I have already grasped it all or have already become perfect, but I press on if I may also take hold of that for which I was even taken hold of by Christ Jesus. Brothers and sisters, I do not regard myself as having taken hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14 NASB).”
As Christians, we must be consistent in our worship, praise, prayer, Bible study, fellowship and witness.
Do I have an intense, passionate spiritual life?
If not-I’m contented with a halfhearted lukewarm relationship with Jesus.
“So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth (Revelation 3:16 NASB).”
How much time do I set aside for private prayer: public worship?
“But as for you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret (Matthew 6:6a NASB).”
“not abandoning our own meeting together, as is the habit of some people, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near (Hebrews 10:25 NASB).”
Fit and faithful…
Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Coosa Journal, Mary Hollingsworth's The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter, Jo Krueger's Every Day in God's Word. http://www.pamforddavis.com