Time for your daily devotional! It's going to be a great day!
1 Timothy 4:8 NLT
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
One of the ways we train for godliness is by maintaining our physical health. We were not created to be lazy and inactive. God created you to be active. Even a daily walk will make a difference in your physical and spiritual well-being.
We know that exercise is good for us. It’s one thing to be convinced of something, it takes action to actual commit to doing it.
Instead we make excuses: “I don’t have the time.” “I’ll start next week”
What is the common mistake? We overdo it at the start. We make big resolutions or goals and try to meet them in a few weeks. We have the philosophy that if something is good, then more is better. We’ve been out of shape for several years, but then we try to get in shape in one week! And so we work ourselves to death, get totally exhausted, and, as a result, we wear out quickly and give up.
The key is training, not straining. If you want to get in shape, gradually increase your exercise. That will help you stay committed to a consistent, regular exercise program.
Journal: In your journal write down your new exercise goals will you set this week that will help you stay committed longer.
Training: Adjust your schedule so that you make time for exercise. Add in some ways you and your family can stay active together.