Training for Spiritual Fitness
"Train yourself in godliness; for 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."
Boulder is all about healthy food and uber-fitness. Gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, Whole Foods, Alfalfa's, Sprouts, Vitamin Cottage, Trader Joe's...the list of healthy food options here is endless! Our gyms, yoga studios, and pools overflow. Our parks, trails, paths, and roads are filled with walkers, runners, climbers, cyclists, and triathletes. No doubt: Boulder is a vigorous and vital place!
Physical and spiritual health aren't all that different: both flourish when we give them time and effort. To grow in Christian maturity, to evidence more and more of Jesus Christ in our personal lives, takes conscious dedication and discipline. It might mean saying no to some things in order to say yes to God and others. It might mean getting up a bit earlier for prayer and Bible reading. It might mean scheduling fresh rhythms for our weeks. It might mean discovering new ways to invest our energy and resources.
Paul urges Timothy in his spiritual pursuits to imitate the athletes of his day: train your spiritual health, work out for greater godliness, invest what it takes to transform your character. For, unlike the body, our character will last forever.
How is our spiritual fitness? At First Pres Boulder, the ministry of spiritual formation and discipleship asks these kinds of questions and wants to help you find answers. Check out our offerings. Call or email me if you'd like to make an appointment to review your spiritual health. We are eager to coach and cheer you along to greater spiritual fitness.
Running the race with you,
For more information contact Judy Pierce, Administrative Assistant for Spiritual Formation and Discipleship at 303.402.6453 / .