Are you spiritually fit?

I try to keep physically fit, with varying degrees of success and enthusiasm.

I have run marathons in the past (think tortoise, not hare), and in March I was due to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon. Then Covid-19 arrived. The half marathon was cancelled, and all my training felt like it was in vain.

I've run very little since March, but have switched to fitness DVDs and, like many households in the country, have been challenged by Joe Wicks PE sessions.

While my physical fitness matters to me, and helps me to manage my asthma, my spiritual health is even more important.

Like many Christadelphians I try to read daily from the bible, and I use what I learn to shape the principles that I live by.

The bible tells us that:

"while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come".

Even the fittest, healthiest people will die one day, but if we live a life that is pleasing to God we may be rewarded with eternal life and a place in God's kingdom when Jesus returns to the earth. If you would like to improve your spiritual fitness, why not start by reading a few verses of the Bible every day. Books like Psalms and Proverbs are filled with practical lessons on how to live a more fulfilling life.

So over the next few days and weeks, while you're keeping physically fit, don't forget to get spiritually fit, too.