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Surely I qualify for the world’s record when it comes to the least amount of gyms joined, the lowest attendance for the scattering of gyms I did join, the minimum attention given to my physical fitness and appearance outside of my passion for walking, and the worst knowledge ever when it comes to staying up on the latest fitness trends. Not only did I give up making new year’s resolutions years ago, but I would be a total failure from day one if I ever resolved to become a fitness fanatic – for even a day. Call me a loser when it comes to exercise, but if there is one thing I do know amid a culture that is over-the-top obsessed with gyms, sports, exercise, and up-to-the-minute get-in-the-best-shape-ever trends, I know this. There is what seems to be a perhaps little known scripture in the Bible that appears to get crushed under our culture’s sneakers-clad stampede to the gym.

1Ti 4:8  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. 

In the grand scheme of things, at the end of the day, in the context of the bigger picture, as far as eternity is concerned, even as our everyday lives are considered, as important as exercise most assuredly is to help keep our physical bodies in good health, there is NOTHING more important in the world than exercising godliness by not only believing in Jesus Christ as Lord, but by following Him. We need to put on our sneakers every morning, suit up in the godliness to which we are called, and walk through each day with the Lord as we learn to leave behind the ways of this world and live according to the ways of the Lord as He teaches us in His Word. We need to exercise our minds by studying His Word, and exercise our entire selves by repenting of our sins, purifying ourselves before our holy God, and getting in tip-top spiritual shape.
If you’ve ever enjoyed a runner’s high, or reaped the rewards of looking in the mirror and smiling at your growing muscles, or looked down on the scale and been thrilled with the results of your new fitness plan, or rejoiced at watching the sweat fall off your body as you learned the latest fitness trend, or felt refreshed and revived after your best workout ever, you ain’t seen nothing yet. There is nothing – NOTHING – as important, as vital, as life-changing, as eternally rewarding, as everlasting, as repenting of your sins, believing Jesus died on the cross for you, and living your life day by day, breath by breath, following the Lord as He leads you in the transformation process we undergo to be fit for His Kingdom – for now and for ever! Amen. 
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