“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come” ~ 1 Timothy 4:8
Any gym rat knows the feeling of disappointment they work out hard, design a good schedule, and just can’t seem to “get their weight up.”
Any gym rat knows the gratification of getting their weight up and completing a hard set and or reaching a max rep.
As a pastor I often compare faith to race, a sport, and or a workout, but let’s talk our condition to get to that point. If you can, think to a point where you were struggling to get to that next goal in your routine, whatever you routines you have.
It takes work, persistence, and often times a little bit of resistance.
When I tell you to work out with God today, I am encouraging you to lie on the bench of grace, who holds us up as we prepare to gain strength by benching the breadth and weight of Scripture. Each side of the barbell holds all that is needed to grow. But only those who take a hold of the bar can lift these weights.
The bar in this metaphor is the Holy Spirit. You can not pick up weights without a handle (2 Timothy 2:15). The Holy Spirit makes this possible (1 Corinthians 2:14). The bench of grace holds you up (2 Corinthians 12:9)
There will be times when we can’t get the weight up. The world can make you sore. But through persistence and vigor in your study of the Word, you will grow (Romans 5:1-5). You will make milestones. Most importantly though, you will be a strong man or woman of God.
Get in the habit of working out your soul.