How religion makes you strong in your workout.
People underestimate the first chapter of the holy book, "In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God". This statement holds a lot of meaning as to why we should read the bible, it clearly tells us that the bible is God and that understanding the bible is understanding who God truly is. It's a blessing to know the Creator and Him to know you.
How I lay my workouts using the word. In the bible we see that the only way Jesus overcame temptation was by quoting the scripture. When the devil asked he answered by the scripture. So this is what I usually do cause I believe that anything that wants to deter you from the goal you want to achieve is temptation or the devil talking to you.
Here are some scriptures to quote;
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Now this right here will give you abs in a week if you believe obviously.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies."
This scripture emphasizes the sacredness of our bodies and the responsibility to care for them. Applying this to your workout, you can see each exercise as an opportunity to honor and respect the temple that houses the divine within you.
Isaiah 40:31 "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Isaiah's words offer a beautiful metaphor for the endurance that comes from placing your hope in the Lord. When fatigue sets in during your workout, meditating on this scripture can renew your determination and provide the energy needed to persevere.
1 Timothy 4:8 "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come."
This verse underscores the importance of a balanced perspective. While physical training is valuable, it is not the sole focus. Integrating spiritual growth with your physical efforts adds depth and purpose to your fitness journey.
Colossians 3:23-24 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
Applying this scripture to your workout encourages you to approach each exercise with diligence and dedication, recognizing that your efforts are ultimately in service to a higher purpose.
Now with only those few remember to quote them whenever you feel like you do not want to go to the gym or you are just lazy. Chase that devil out and keep it out so that when it comes back it finds that your heart is occupied with the word which is God. If you find this article helpful kindly share it so that we can help those who struggle with procrastination and basically just laziness.
Finally, you have to believe in what you ask from the Lord and it will be given unto you. The word says that he who does not believe is like a double-minded man who is unstable in all his ways. Believe you will get what you pray for and it will be given unto you.
Go work with this new energy and come back to tell us how you feel. Thank you.