Session 6

Do you work out?

From Revelation: A 28-Day Devotional

Like standing in a garage doesn’t make a person a car, just showing up to the gym doesn’t make a person stronger. To see change, we must consistently use the equipment provided for us. The same is true for our spiritual lives.

Revelation 3:2 says, “Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die…”  Much like our physical bodies would deteriorate if we didn’t take care of them, our faith will wither if we don’t take steps to strengthen it.

The gym for our faith is anywhere we can meet with the Lord. The more time we spend with Jesus, the better we can hear His voice and understand His purpose for our lives.

This happens in the church and in small groups as we learn more about Jesus and worship with prayer, song, and thanksgiving. This happens when we serve others as Jesus served us and connect with Him one-on-one through reading the Bible and prayer.

We already have everything we need to grow stronger in our faith. The question is whether we’re using all the tools God has given us.

The same way we can have a gym membership and never experience its benefits, if we aren’t working out our spiritual muscles, we’ll miss out on the spiritual benefits that come from working out our faith (Philippians 2:12). 

  • What’s one way spending time with God has grown your faith?
  • How has your time with God been lately?
  • The same way that your physical workouts can benefit from a change in routine, our time with God doesn’t have to always look the same. Is there anything you want to start doing or stop doing to freshen up your relationship and grow your faith? 

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