A new study published in the Journal of Diabetes Care is the latest to highlight the hazards of spending long periods of time sitting whether you zone-out in front of a TV or work behind a computer screen.

One doctor stated, “What’s shocking to me with these studies is not how good breaks are, but how bad sitting is for your body.” The study recommended we take a break from sitting every 20 minutes, and as a result, our blood and body chemistry receive a “healthy boost.” The simple truth is that a little sweat goes a long way in making us “physically healthy.”

That same principle applies to our spiritual lives.

Too often we want God to make us more spiritual.  However, the Bible says, “Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” (1 Timothy 4:7-8).

So, if you want to get more spiritually healthy, work up a spiritual sweat. “Sit up” and spend time in God’s Word. “Push up” your dedication in your prayer life and “work out” time to fellowship with other believers in worship.

 See You in church on Sunday!