For quite some time, the wellness industry has separated the correlation between ‘faith and fitness’. OK, let’s change that way of thinking! Our Bible based wellness program has proven the two words are interrelated, Faith IN Fitness.
Faith, defined as the full confidence and confirmation of the things we hope for and the proof (evidence) of the things we cannot see or sense yet.
When plugging faith into our fitness goals, we must first have full confidence that we are made in the image of God. We must be confident that by the stripes of Jesus, we are already healed. Our understanding of ‘life expectancy’ has to come from the Word (and not from statistics, trends and forecasts). When attaining our fit goals we must be certain that if we live a consistent physically active lifestyle and eat properly, it will have a positive effect to our body (weight, blood pressure, diabetes, stress, etc). Faith that the more we engage in cardiovascular exercising, the stronger our hearts will get – which will decrease our chances of heart disease and failure. We should be confident that although we may be overweight, by working out (30 to 60 minutes) every day it will allow us to eventually lose and maintain our weight.
We have to understand, that we have the responsibility to aid in curing our own diabetes. If we were to eat our rice, breads and other carbohydrates earlier during our workday (breakfast), it will allow our bodies to utilize them for energy throughout the day, as opposed to storing them from eating later in the day when our metabolism is slowing down. In addition to front-loading our carbs; cutting back on sweet foods and changing from ‘white’ to ‘wheat’, along with daily physical activity and positive thinking will help us get our healing.
“The body was created to do God’s will and made to heal itself.”
Fitness, defined as a state or general condition of being physically and mentally healthy as a result of proper exercise, nutrition and thought. So exercise, eat right and THINK right? We are how we think, and right thinking optimizes both our mental and physical being.
Proverbs 23: 7 (Amplified) reads, “As he thinks in his heart, so is he.” This tells us even though we may exercise and eat properly, if we have wrong thinking it will have a negative effect on our results.
Proverbs 14:30 (Amplified) reads, “A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.” Wow, just by thinking righteous thoughts my bones become stronger!
Listen. Faith without action (exercising, proper eating and proper thinking) is dead, so merely wanting and talking about starting to workout does nothing. Our Healing and Wholeness of life is in our Faith IN Fitness!
“Prosper and be in Good Health”