1 Timothy 4:7-16
Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Spend your time and energy in training yourself for spiritual fitness. 8 Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both this life and the next. 9 This is true, and everyone should accept it. 10 We work hard and suffer much in order that people will believe the truth, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and particularly of those who believe. 11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them. 12 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 13 Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them. 14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecies spoken to you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. 15 Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right, and God will save you and those who hear you.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

In our society, a lot of emphasis is placed on physical fitness, but spiritual fitness is even more important.  Our physical health is susceptible to disease and injury, but our faith can sustain us through when our bodies can no longer function as they should.  To train ourselves to be godly, we must develop our faith by using God-given abilities in the service of His church.  Highly skilled athletes lose their abilities if their muscles aren’t toned by constant use.  We will also lose our spiritual gifts if we don’t put them to work.  Our talents are improved by use, and failing to use them will also cause them to waste away from lack of practice and use.  Everyone of us has been given gifts (talents) to be used for God’s purposes in this world.  God has a function for everyone in His kingdom.  If you are not sure what your gifts are, ask Him.  Seek His Word and know Him.  He will lead you to the work before you.  Then use what He has given you to do His work.  Practice your skill and know His Word and you will become strengthened in times of trouble.

Have a God Day!