Monday, July 15, 2013

Are you staying fit?

The majority of the people I know love spending their time working out. No shame in fellowshipping while lifting weights. But I started thinking the other day, while I was running, about fitness. Spending time with people who are fit, makes you wonder how fit people are in the Lord.

Last week, I read an article about obesity.  What often causes obesity? Well, there is malnourishment which often causes those who are lacking money to spend what little they have on a junkfood diet. Of course, this explains the popularity of chips, fast food burgers, and cheap restaurants popping up every street corner. I had a coworker who would ask me every Friday if I wanted a, “Fat and Nasty” for lunch. He meant, of course, a juicy, fast food burger. Now, sometimes I would say yes. Funny, every time I said yes, my body would feel slow and sluggish after indulging on a thick cheeseburger. At the moment, I didn't regret it. The grease was heavy and the cheese was just overwhelmingly yummy. Then, of course, I ate the fries with it. Every bite made me happy. But later on, I felt less than 50% my normal, happy self. I didn't have the same amount of energy, and my body was rejecting the grease I had eaten.

Malnourishment in life is the same. When we don't feed ourselves with the Word of God, we choose other options to satisfy our hunger. Often we seek the ways of the World. Sin becomes our Dollar Menu, lust looks like a fatty cheeseburger. After awhile, we are so heavy into the world, that it takes a process to give up that lifestyle, pick up the Word of God, and start walking. Just like being overweight can kill you, so does sin.

Romans 6:23- 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Become fit in the Lord today, so you will have the strength to reject those painful fillers that tempt us.  The more you lean on the Lord, the stronger you get.  

Fitness is not just skin deep.

L.J. Christian 

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