Get in Shape (4)

If you are trying to get in shape, it is very important that you have an accountability partner. An accountability partner is someone who helps you meet your goals. Maybe they will remind you to avoid eating the wrong kinds of food. Or maybe they will exercise with you and encourage you to get into shape.

It is the same with becoming spiritually fit. Christians need other Christians. If you are facing times of persecution, another Christian will be able to encourage and comfort you. If you are struggling with giving up a sinful habit, a Christian brother or sister can share Bible verses with you that will strengthen you. And if you are sad and lonely, another Christian can help you see God’s plan for your life.

When the Apostle Paul wrote letters to churches, he always reminded them to work together and to encourage one another. Paul talked about that in 1 Thessalonians 5:11. “So encourage each other and help each other grow stronger in faith, just as you are already doing.”

I hope you have a Christian friend who encourages you to get in shape physically. Praise God for that special person!