One of the things we are consistently being told is the importance of being active if we want to maintain great health. In fact people are spending billions of shillings every year where fitness and exercise is concerned. Gyms have become big business and when you really think about it, people spend money at the gym simply because they need to be active; they need some movement and action in their life! Regular exercise has been shown to improve your mood, reduce depression and also anxiety plus it helps with the burden of excessive weight.
What about the spiritual man? Does he also need to be that active?
Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].
I don’t know about you but when I look at that scripture all I see is action and movement. In case you have ever wondered what you were created for or what your purpose is all about, this is a scripture that will set you off in the right direction. We were created for good works which God prepared beforehand. Do you want to be spiritually healthy? Then get busy doing some good works! God created us for action and not just to idle around. I have noticed in my own life that when I am engaging in good works, then the focus shifts from me to others. I stop complaining and focusing on my troubles and instead I become grateful as I interact with different people allowing God to use me to be a blessing to them.
For some of us our lives would be so much different if we availed ourselves to serve others or simply to just be active in our local churches doing something to serve on a consistent level.
Even in my personal walk I need to be active.
James 2:17 (AMP)
17 So too, faith, if it does not have works [to back it up], is by itself dead [inoperative and ineffective].
Living in faith is not a life where you just sit and “wait on God” no! It is an active life filled with works and activity because you believe.
Do you want to be spiritually healthy? Connect with God and man and number two be active, activate your faith!