Then . . . then . . . then . . .! Now a year later, the routine never returned! Exercise keeps us physically healthy, helps maintain weight loss, and helps to keep us motivated to eat right. Exercise alone cannot create a healthy weight. It takes discipline in what we consume as well as discipline in exercise.
This exercise journey is the same as many people’s journey on church attendance. I have seen it over and over through the years. People, who are very regular in attending church, slowly become a family that never attends. It happens when something in life keeps them away for a few weeks, then it is something else, then something else, etc. Satan keeps hitting with the 'something else' until it is not part of their routine anymore. Church helps us maintain spiritual health, it helps us learn what changes we need to make in our lives, and it keeps us motivated to live a spiritually disciplined life through the week. It does not make us good Christians by itself. It takes a daily walk with the Lord as well! However, it has a vital part to our maturity as a child of God!
How is your physical exercise routine? How is your spiritual exercise routine?
Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.