In my last post we looked at how exercise is a godly practice.
Today we’re going to look at how to incorporate your faith into your exercise!
It’s not hard it just takes a little preparation!
Set An Intention-
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
What do I mean by intention? Well,my definition here is what you set your mind on and being focused on Christ!
If you want to be more Christ focused in your fitness, you will start where your intention is!
You may set an intention by choosing a Bible verse that inspires you or maybe it’s part of a memory verse that you’re working on.
You then determine to repeat it several times during your workout!
You may also just be prayerful during your workout! So your intention with this would be to be focused on prayer during your workouts!
The whole premise is to decide where you want your focus to go while you are exercising!
Incorporate Your Favorite Christian Music-
A lot of times when you need to get focused to do a Bible study or a time of prayer it’s important to set the tone for that time! Many people do this by listening to their favorite Christian music! For me I like praise music and Contemporary Christian music! It helps me to be uplifted and excited.
There really is no wrong form of Christian music it’s just whatever makes you happy!
Did you know that they even make Christian fitness class music?
I’ve used it many times for my Boot Camp classes that I teach at a church and my Christian yoga classes that I teach currently!
It’s by Spirit Fit Music! They also make running and walking music as well! (I get no kickbacks from this either!) it’s really good music!
Now my only caution is make sure that if you’re going to listen to music while you exercise and you wear headphones, make sure that it is safe for you to do so! Please do not wear headphones if you’re out walking where there is traffic! I know that seems like common sense but I see it all the time and it’s just not safe!
So again I find playing Christian music while I’m walking, running, teaching classes and doing yoga really help me to focus in on my walk with Christ!
Listen to Scripture-
One other thing I want to share with you is on many of your Bible apps that you have on your phone have scripture that can be read to you!
I use the You Version Bible app and many of the passages can be read to you!
Close to where I live we have a great walking track that I often will wear headphones when I walk or run! I often will listen to scripture that I’m trying to memorize or that I just need to hear while I’m walking! I am an auditory and visual learner so listening often helps me to learn better! Download an app today and see if it has scripture that you can listen to!
Listen to Sermons-
With youtube, websites and social media, we can listen to sermons anytime of the day or week! It’s no longer limited to Sunday morning and evening! Listening to sermons while you’re doing your fitness routine- whether that be walking, the treadmill, elliptical or even lifting weights is an awesome way to incorporate your faith and fitness!
Keep It in Front of You-
If you happen to have an exercise room or area in your house it is often helpful to put up Christian posters or even just hand write scripture and post on the walls! Hang pretty pictures that have Bible verses on them!
It really is just about what your mind focuses on!!
Your Want To-
It really goes back to the idea that if there is a will there is away! Or your “want to”!! If you really want to focus yourself and want to grow as a Christian you can incorporate your faith in every aspect of your life!
Even your fitness!
What do you think?
Do you do any of these things?
Which would you like to try the most?
Feel free to comment below!! I’d love to hear from you!!