Being physical for our faith is important. It is imperative.
God has trusted us with this body to go out and spread the good news. Thus the question is how do you treat your body?
Do you respect your body by giving it the proper sleep, nutrition, and exercise?
Do you discipline yourself when you eat? Do you remind yourself you are what you eat? Isn't it interesting how we are able to see the harm in watching movies which are not good for our faith growth, our soul, yet we don't think twice about putting empty calories, non-nutritional, junk in our body?!
Isn't our body a temple of and for the Lord?
Do you get yourself up and moving to make sure you can keep up with doing the works, spreading those ripples, God has asked of you? We often make the excuse I don't have time to workout, yet we have time to sit down to watch a show. We have time to read the newspaper. We make the time to do this or that.
Why not figure out where you can combine the two. Instead of just sitting to a television show walk in place while you watch. Use the commercial time to do sit ups and push ups.
You might be asking what on earth does any of this have to do with faith?! My question is: how is our health, our body, not about faith?!
When we are disciplined with our own lives we show God we are willing to be disciplined with what He gifts us.
When we respect and care for what God gives us, He will give us more gifts.
What if He called you to mission work today in another country, are you ready? Could you drop everything to go? Or would your health prevent you from accepting His challenge? Would you not be able to fit into the plane seat comfortably? Would you not be able to leave because you have too many medicines to pack and order before hand?
God needs us to respect this body...to care for this body...to love this body.
Are you treating it with the love and care you treat others in your daily life? Or do you abuse your own friends and family?
Again I ask: How are you treating your temple?
Take a moment today to seek out the Lord about your health. Go to adoration, Mass; or say a rosary, write in a journal. Whatever you do ask God to create a desire to be physical for your faith!