This morning I thought about how I gave up my gym membership because it wasn't currently in the budget and all the amenities that particular gym, came with in comparison to another gym.
I had really started slacking in exercising on purpose anyway before I cancelled it, but later in the morning as I was in corporate prayer at church and the bishop was talking, I realized not only should I be thinking about building physical strength and fitness, but how taking time to build spiritual strength is even more important to be considered in terms of investing in it and maintaining it.
"The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." -Proverbs 4:7We talk about "Breakthroughs" so much in spiritual and church conversations. It's like a buzz word that's thrown around a lot, but we should consider that there is real faith and action put behind them most of the time. Faith doesn't work, without work.
"So, also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." - James 2:17
Building spiritual muscles, just like building physical muscles takes prayer, faith combined with action, dedication, and time invested. What we don't know and what we don't do can can hurt us, and it usually does!
However, taking the time out to increase strength. Is totally life giving! Praying and obeying GOD's will is not for GOD, it's for us. Invest in it at all costs!
DISCLAIMER: There is nothing we can do in ANY of our own strength without GOD. Building up spiritual strength means seeking GOD's will first and exercising the mission we receive in prayer to execute. When we try to do so much in our own physical strength we will get burnt out and eventually lose motivation.
Breakthrough requires that we get out of our comfort zone. Take time to Pray, study, and be BOLD in executing GOD's will through your life.