I love my exercise and keeping fit. I have trained all my life and I currently train six days a week in my 50s. My current program is three gym sessions and three mountain bike rides per week on alternate days.
However, while my exercise is important, my spiritual training is more important. As today’s verse says, it has benefits for this life and the life to come. I have this up in my home gym so I never forget.
Physical exercise helps my heart, my muscles and my mind, but my spiritual exercise keeps me close to God and walking in His plan for my life. It also makes it better for the people around me, especially my family.
It is good to keep fit, but we need to make sure our spiritual fitness takes priority.