The Bible on Exercise

1 Timothy 4:8 (NKJV) says, “For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.”

1 Timothy 4:8 acknowledges that exercise is beneficial. We can harness the little benefit of bodily exercise, especially when combined with a healthy eating habit. A good steward makes the best use of the little available. One way to benefit from exercise is to have a plan. For planning, consider the exercise frequency, duration, and location. Also, consider your family structure and medical conditions.

Here are two ways I exercise with God in Mind

Praise Dance: David was a warrior and a man of praise. 2 Samuel 6:14 (KJV) says, “And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.” He danced with all his might.” What might happen if you dance with all your might before the Lord daily, you might lose weight and look somewhat like David, the warrior. (Additional reading: Luke 6:23 and Psalm 119:164).

Prayer Walks: If you can walk while praying around your house, go for it. Kneeling while praying is a great posture, but it is not required.

How do you exercise with God in mind?

If today was your last day on earth, do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you sure you will make it to heaven? If you are not sure, you need to give your life to Jesus Christ. Please say the prayer below and let me know about it here.

Say this: Heavenly Father,
I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe you exist and you sent Jesus to die for me. I receive your love and forgiveness. Reveal yourself to me. I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Amen

Welcome to God’s family!

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Author: Temi Michael-O

Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife and #boymom. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed. She created this space to share spiritual experiences of motherhood, provide emotional support to families and develop a virtual community where Christian mothers can share Biblical viewpoints on parenting and other aspects of life.

As a lifelong learner with a passion for mental health, Temi is a PhD student (Infant and Early Childhood Development specializing in Mental Health and Developmental Disorders). She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health consultant, Certified New Parent Educator, trained Postpartum Doula, and U.S. Army veteran.

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