Bringing Jesus to the Gym
The temptations at the gym go beyond lust. Comparison, pride, and self-focus also entangle many. So while a prepared Christian at the gym can serve as a weapon of mass destruction against the enemy, an ill-prepared Christian is a sitting duck.If you are looking for inspiration on how to integrate God more into your fitness routine, below are some ideas to get you started. God wants to be present in every part of our day and all aspects of our lives. Health and wellness are no different.
- Pastors at Oasis Church in Norfolk, Vince and Nicole use the local gym for outreach.
- CrossFit gyms often feature Bible study groups, so the owners of the gym invited the Coopers to teach in theirs.
- So far in 2021, six people at the gym have come to accept Christ.
““I was able to dig myself out of this really dark place by handing over all of my doubts, my pain, my fears, and everything that was going on to God,” recalls Sidell, who was baptized June 7.”