4 Steps to Spiritual Fitness

4 Steps to Spiritual Fitness

Spiritual fitness requires a quality decision, practice and the right meal.

Never before has there been a greater focus on health and fitness than now.

We join walking challenges, restaurants feature low-calorie meals, employers are rewarding staff for making healthy choices and the state of California in the U.S. wants to slap a cancer warning on coffee.

As the world zeros in on the health of the physical body, this and the many other crises we face today call for greater spiritual fitness and a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

We thank God for enabling man to heal through medical advancements, but we also know that God’s desire for us is true wholeness―body, spirit and soul―nothing missing, nothing broken (James 1:4), available by His grace through our faith in Him.

In the same way that being physically fit requires training, a healthy diet and commitment, spiritual fitness also requires a quality decision, practice and the right meal.

Get started on your journey to spiritual fitness:

  1. Start your day right: Take the time to listen to the Lord, renew your strength and have Him prepare your path. Begin your day with God and let His Word and wisdom come to life in you as you face the day’s challenges.
  2. Watch what you consume: Garbage in, garbage out—we all know that saying. Therefore, guard your soul and watch what you allow your mind to consume through your ears and eyes. For example, avoid naysayers and limit your exposure to the junk food that’s often found on television.
  3. Keep taking your medicine: Throughout your day, attend to God’s Word. According to Proverbs 4:22 God’s Word is healing to your body and medicine to your soul. Best of all, this is the only medicine you will not overdose on. Don’t limit your daily dosage!
  4. Walk in love: Imagine how much less stress there would be in your life if you were quick to forgive. In Luke 17: 1-4, Jesus warns against causing offence and urges forgiveness as many times as is necessary. As hard as it may be, choose to live a life of love according to 1 Corinthians 13 and not count the wrongs done to you.  


How do you stay spiritually fit in Christ? Create or join a CHAYIL Power Group to be a personal coach or for support to stay on your journey to fitness.