Aug 28, 2020

Fitness Friday: The Bottom Line

From a health perspective, we’re all the same in that we all need to eat to live. But we’re different in the ways that will work best for us to be healthy and reach weight goals.

One of the most popular schools of thought is to eat 5-6 small meals per day. For me, all that does is make me hungry all day. One of my primary struggles is portion control, so I’ve found that if I eat 3 meals a day with no snacking I’ll be less hungry and can more easily lose weight.

One of my friends can’t eat more than small portions at a time, and for her specific health condition she needs to eat 6 times per day. Some people I know skip  breakfast as part of intermittent fasting and claim more energy and less hunger.

Bottom line: however we schedule our meals, we all need to eat food that fuels our bodies. Without food our bodies become weak and ill.

The same is true for how and when you feed yourself with the Word of God. Some people prefer to study one book at a time. Some will meditate on just a few verses. Some read the Proverb and Psalm of the day, some memorize verses and chapters. Some people will randomly open their Bibles and read from there. I’ve had seasons of all of the above, depending on what God wanted to speak to me.

For when to read, I prefer to read in the morning. Some people read at night. Others will read more on the weekends and whenever they can during a busy week.

Bottom line: whenever or however we read the Bible, we all need to ingest the Word that fuels our Spirits. Without reading the Bible, our spirits become weak and tired. We don’t have the grace or strength to sustain us through tough days. Most importantly, we can’t know the Truth about God and His infinite love for us.

Just like we would never expect someone else to eat for us so we can be full, we should not expect others to read the Bible for us and tell us what it says. Set your mind to read the Bible every day and get ready to experience the life-changing power of God’s Word!

All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration]

and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin],

for correction [of error and restoration to obedience],

for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will,

both publicly and privately—

behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage];

so that the man of God may be complete and proficient,

outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMP)


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