Sometimes, we do not take care of things the way that we should.  Even when we might learn and know of the benefits of doing a certain activity.  Exercise is good for our physical body.  The benefits have been well documented over the years.  We can know this, but we do not necessarily do anything about it.

Without an understanding or acknowledgment that exercise can improve one’s health there is not an incentive to begin.  But if that determination is made with conviction, then most likely, an exercise program will begin.  

Perhaps, you’ve heard of a program but decided against it, or you began a program, did it for some time, lost interest and stopped.  Maybe you began with a bang and then fizzled out fast.  You may be that person that truly saw the benefits of an exercise program, did a little research and found one just right for you and are still an avid practitioner. 

Sound familiar?  If you are a Bible student, then this may have reminded you of the parable of the sower.  Hopefully it did.

One may see the wisdom and acknowledge that their physical  health  needs  to  be  a priority in their life, but never acknowledge their need for spiritual health.  The first step in making a change of any kind, is that first step of realizing or knowing that one must change.

Bad health is shown by symptoms that we have, like shortness of breath, inability to do things we once did, loss of stamina, etc.  They are obvious, but can be ignored or dismissed. 

Realizing who God is, and the fact that He will one day judge our life, is a big step one must take before you may do something about your spirituality.  If we are honest with ourselves, we know if we are living as God would have us to live.  

When a person hears the gospel, and then realizes the need to remove the sin from His life that separates him from the God of Heaven, a choice must be made.  Will you accept that fact and do something about it or ignore it and do nothing.  Not exercising is a choice that can lead to having poor physical health.  Ignoring the word of God and not obeying Him is an eternal decision.

Please do not ignore the gospel message.  Hear it and obey it before it is too late.

“Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away. And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.”     

Matthew 13:18-23