As I was working out at the gym this morning, I realized I enjoy it. I know it may make some shake their heads, but it makes me feel good to know I am doing something good for my body. Now that I am approaching the half century mark, I need to be more aware of how I treat my body if I wish for it keep going for at least another half century. It also made me realize the importance of prayer. I have told many people about the importance of prayer, and I spend time in prayer each day, but the connection I made this morning is one of the importance of taking care of my immortal soul in addition to taking care of my physical being.
I saw a shirt in the gym the other day that said, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” I think we need to apply the same principle to prayer in that we need to pray until we are uncomfortable. What I mean is asking ourselves, what am I doing to deepen my relationship with the Lord? I know many people who find it very difficult to sit in silence. Maybe that is a way to push the limits and grow closer to the Lord? Maybe I need to do more reading of spiritual books or articles? Maybe I need to give up inappropriate media and listen or watch something which will feed my mind? Maybe I need to work less and spend more time with my family? There are so many possibilities to grow, which ones am I taking advantage of? Good luck in the quest to grow stronger in all aspects of your life.