Get in Shape (1)

Everywhere you look today, you can see exercise equipment, diet plans and special foods to help you get in shape. Today and for the next few days we will talk about some important steps to help a person get into good physical shape. And we will compare these steps to things that can help us get in shape spiritually, too.

If a person wants to get in shape, it is important that they set some goals. Maybe they want to lose 30 pounds,
or only eat certain kinds of foods or be able to do 50 sit-ups. Thinking about these goals every day will help them stay focused on getting into shape.

It is the same with being spiritually fit. We need to set some goals to help us be closer to God. Maybe one goal could be reading through the Bible in a year or having a special time of prayer every day. Another goal might be to take time every day to think about Jesus and what He did on earth. Hebrews 12:3 talks about this. “Think about Jesus. He patiently endured the angry insults that sinful people were shouting at him. Think about him so that you won’t get discouraged and stop trying.”

Do you want to be closer to God? Set some goals. Write them down so you can see them every day. And ask God to help you become spiritually fit.