[earlier version of this blog posted 11/07/10]
It’s stormy out today, so this morning I stayed inside and worked out to a video on-line.
When the instructor was talking about tightening our stomach muscles during an activity, she commented that having that firm support from the transverse abdominals made her feel powerful, confident and strong.
I thought as I followed the trainer on the screen that Gird Your Loins would be a terrific name for a Christian exercise club where people would come to work out to Scripture and tone their bodies while building up their faith.
I noticed an advice column for teen-agers in today’s paper that talked about how few young people today spend time reading. The columnist quoted research that shows reading impacts every area of a person’s life. The more well-read one is, the healthier one tends to be and the more contentment a person feels, so today’s youths neglect reading at their peril.
For Christians, the more we read and study the Bible, the stronger our core of spiritual strength becomes. Being a Believer in today’s culture requires strength: moral strength, strength in Bible knowledge and physical strength so that we do not falter or grow weary in doing good.
We must tighten our belts. Tighten our abs. Gird ourselves for the days to come.