Exercise! Some people love to exercise, and others hate to even think about doing a few push-ups. But whether we like it or not, exercise is an important part of getting in shape physically. Sometimes exercise can be painful, but the end result of getting in shape is worth the pain.
We need to do some spiritual exercises if we want to get in shape spiritually. What are some spiritual exercises? One spiritual exercise is to allow the Holy Spirit to develop Godly characteristics in our lives. In Galatians 5:22-23, Paul calls these characteristics “the fruit that the Spirit produces.”
“But the fruit that the Spirit produces in a person’s life is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these kinds of things.”
Another spiritual exercise is to serve God. This happens when we show love and kindness to others. We can paint the church building, help lead a worship service, take care of children in the church nursery, prepare a meal for a sick person or visit someone in prison. These acts of service will help us get in shape spiritually.
Look for ways to do some spiritual exercises today!