Get in Shape (5)

In the last few devotions we have talked about setting goals, eating the right foods, exercising and finding an accountability partner. Today we will talk about asking God to help us as we get in shape.

As Christians, we need to pray about all areas of our lives. If we are changing our diet or adding a new exercise routine, we need to pray about that. We should pray and ask for God’s help in accomplishing our goal of becoming physically fit.

We need God’s help to get in shape spiritually, too. Paul reminds
us about this in Ephesians 6:18. “Pray in the Spirit at all times. Pray with all kinds of prayers, and ask for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready. Never give up. Always pray for all of God’s people.”

In that verse, Paul teaches us several things about prayer. We need to pray throughout the day, and we need to pray all kinds of prayers — prayers of thanks, prayers of praise and prayers that ask for help. Also, we must have an attitude of prayer all the time. And, we must never give up praying to God.

Ask God to help you become a stronger Christian and serve Him better every day.