Your present condition does not dictate your future, your faith in God does.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.

Confession


And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)

The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.

August 10, 2008

How to keep spirtually in shape

Believers are supposed to keep spiritually in shape the same way they strive to keep physically in shape, if they are going to gain victory in their lives. It's easy to get lazy and begin to slip up, and when that happens you become spiritually malnourished, you begin to dry up


There are some basic things one can do to stay in shape

Meditate on the Word

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
You have to keep in the word, its not a hit and miss business, but a daily dose of the word. The word is spiritual food, which you cannot survive without, it is life. The devil doesn't want you to find out that you are full of the resurrected life of Jesus, the prospect of that frightens him.
The word tells you how to live, take a scripture verse and read it and read it until you get a revelation of what God is saying to you, he will give you understanding
The Lord told Joshua that if he would meditate upon the word day and night and obey its instructions that he will be prosperous and successful.


Pray

You must spend time in prayer, ten minutes here and there won't work. We are talking about commitment here. After praying, you should take time to sit quietly to hear what the Lord has to say to you.Too often we run out after praying, not waiting upon the Lord to speak to us.


Fellowship with believers

The word urges that you do not neglect to fellowship with each other in order that you might strengthen one another. You are to come together with people like yourself who know God, to worship Him.


Endure hardship

Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Trials and tribulation will come but we need to know that God will use them for our good, they come to make us strong.So endure the testings and hold unto your faith because the enemy will try to get you to give up.


Avoid arguments

Avoid all empty, idle, useless talk, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.
Useless arguments undermines your faith, don't get involved in conflicts over doctrines

No entanglements
Do not get entangled in the affairs of this life, instead choose to spend time with God. The cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches will take the word right out of you.

4 comments:

valerie lynn said...

All I can say to this uplifting writing of yours is AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! We have to stay "spiritually fit" to fight the battles of life! AMEN and GOD BLESS you my friend!

Channelofhealing said...

Great pointers even more so now when everything is terrible. . . we ought to be Spiritually fit to be able to "go through" LIFE

Godbless

Minister Mamie L. Pack said...

Gi,

This is right on point! As believers, we can focus on so many other things that we forget to take care of our spirit. When soldiers go to battle they prepare first in a multiple of ways. How can we fight the spiritual battles if we fail to grow in the spirit? This is a wonderful reminder to stay focused.

with blessings

Tamela's Place said...

Amen Chozeh, And praise the Lord! An Awesome word of exhortation from the Lord!

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