Our spiritual health is just as important as our physical health
In this world full of on-demand temptations, we need to maintain our spiritual health every bit as much as our physical well being. Just as we exercise to keep our weight and blood pressure under control, the same efforts should really be applied to our lives as Christians. One of these is maintaining an active lifestyle in church (in many ways it parallels hitting the gym to stay in good physical shape). Being around fellow believers bolsters our faith and encourages us to live in the Word. The bible references this in Hebrews 10:25 "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."
This allows fellowship amongst other Christians and to helps us encourage one another.
James 5:16 "Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
With that in mind, prayer is vitally important too. That is precisely why Jesus left us a perfect blueprint in the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one."
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