Exercise for the Soul

English: Yokosuka, Japan (Jan. 18, 2006) - Hos...

English: Yokosuka, Japan (Jan. 18, 2006) – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Socorro Huynh gets in a workout with other patrons at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka’s new fitness facility. The new multi-million dollar facility contains exercise equipment, which includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A physical workout requires repeated exercises that over time builds muscle and conditions the body whereas our spiritual body requires repeated thoughts about our love of God. The exercise equipment for Spiritual growth is God’s Word; reading, studying, singing, writing, and sharing God’s Word.

As written about in Psalm 99, God is king over all the nations; holy or separated from sin who loves justice. We can extend holiness by following His principles and worshiping Him. Like a lighthouse that makes no noise but just shines, we can live a holy life by simply doing what we do best and letting our light shine for the world to see.

This day with God will be amazing because His principles never change and this allows us to consistently grow each day. A daily devotional time internalizes His guiding principles becoming an instrument which pushes us to focus on Him in every activity throughout our day. God is holy and He wants us to be the same.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to Exercise for the Soul

  1. graciehill48 says:

    We are made holy in the cross. He empowers us with the Holy Spirit to do what we could not do alone. Praise the Lord for that! Thank you for these words of encouragement to continue daily in His Word, praising Him and allowing Him to work in and through us. God bless.

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