Baby Muscles

Philippians 2:12-13, build faith
“Faith isn't a pill we take. It's a muscle we use.” Unknown

We’re not saved so we can sit back and enjoy life. We’re saved so we can “work out."

"Work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12-13).  

Strong Christians get daily exercise in Bible study and prayer, enjoy team workouts at the gym (fellowship), and are actively involved in the work of God.  Only through "constant use" can we turn our weak, baby muscles into strong, adult muscles (Hebrews 5:13-14). But this takes serious planning (i.e. "fear and trembling").

We have career plans, exercise plans, savings plans, even plans for cleaning our house. But most of us have no plan for strengthening, exercising and using our spiritual muscles. 

Today let’s make a serious "spiritual exercise plan." 
*I heard this quote years ago, but I don't know the origin/author 




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9 comments:

  1. Hi Gail - wow, such a great analogy! Love how you use: work out our salvation. Gives it a whole new meaning. God bless precious lady
    Tracy

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  2. Love that quote! Also, I wanted to let you know that I have started a brand new link up (today), and wanted to invite you (and any other bloggers) to link some posts to it: http://www.servingjoyfully.com/2012/10/03/first-ever-thriving-thursday-link-up-giveaways/

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  3. Hello Gail, love your analogy!!

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  4. I have found that some of my best time with God is when I am out walking in the pre-dawn darkness, gazing at the stars and reciting Bible chapters slowly and meaningfully. Psalm 19 never has as much meaning as it does under a starry sky!

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  5. Love this post! I found you through Women Living Well and I'm your newest follower! I look forward to getting to know you!

    Christie
    http://satisfactionthroughchrist.blogspot.com

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  6. You are so right... Thanks for sharing this with the Thrive @ Home link up!

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  8. You are so right! I am excited to start reading your posts daily. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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  9. What a great illustration!!! I love this! Thank you for linking up!

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