But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profited little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come (I Timothy 4:7-8).
Man is a spirit; he lives in a body and possesses a soul. Unfortunately, there are people who are more concerned about keeping their body fit, instead of paying the most attention to exercising their spirit unto godliness (I Timothy 4:7). The message translation says, “. . . . . . . Exercise daily in God - no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever" ( I Timothy 4:7-8).
God doesn't want you to have a super-built body and be flabby spiritually; therefore you must exercise your spirit! You must engage in spiritual exercise, which unlike physical exercise has a promise both for this life and for the life to come. Os, the question then is: how do you exercise yourself spiritually? It's simply by engaging in spiritual activities, such as going to church regularly, praying in tongues consistently, and studying God's word and sharing it with others.
There are Christians who don't go to church regularly and that's not right; the church is where you're taught God's word that builds your spirit! It's the place where you can participate in godly activities that'll help you grow spiritually. Also, your must not neglect to pray in other tongues. Praying in other tongues is a great spiritual exercise; it's the fastest way to activate and energize your spirit. Train yourself to pray often in other tongues; apart from the many other benefits it has on your life, it will open your heart to receive and understand God's word.
Keep exercising yourself unto godliness by doing those things that enhance your walk in the divine life. As you do, not only will your faith get stronger as you find yourself being built up in your knowledge of God, you'll also find yourself dealing wisely in the affairs of life.
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