Exercise is the Expansion of Life

Exercise is the Expansion of Life

Exercise is vital to your physical health and well-being.  Without physical exercise your muscles will atrophy and become inoperative. Someone said, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.”

When you exercise your mind through education and higher learning, you broaden your mental capacity.  When you exercise your thought processes through meditation, you stretch your imagination.  When you exercise your muscles and cardiovascular system, you expand your physical endurance and stamina.  When you exercise your will power in making good choices, you will increase your success in life.

I Corinthians 9:25 (NIV)

“Athletes exercise self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable one.”

Practical Application and Assignments:

Every area of life can be improved through exercise.  Physical exercise is beneficial in lowering your stress level, decreasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and promoting weight loss. 

  • Spend at least thirty minutes daily in some form of physical exercise.   Whether it is walking, running, dancing, bicycling, swimming, weight lifting, aerobics, sports…make it a disciplined part of your lifestyle.   
  • Plan activities that exercise and expand your mental and spiritual capacity.  Spend an occasional evening researching a topic of interest at the library or on the internet.  Visit a book store and invest in good literature.  Participate in a home Bible study.  Listen to motivational tapes…
  • “…employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue, and in exercising virtue develop knowledge. And in exercising knowledge develop self-control, and in exercising self-control develop endurance… and in exercising steadfastness develop godliness.”        II Peter 1:5, 6 (AMP)

“Exercise daily in God… workouts in the gymnasium are useful but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever.” 1 Timothy 4:7-8 (MSG)

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