Ephesians 3:16

Weight Training for the Spirit



Years ago I joined a class at a gym but didn’t venture into the weight room. Deciding it was finally time, I was shocked to discover how weak my left arm was compared to my right arm. A trainer suggested I use a weight at home to strengthen my left arm. In other words, strengthen what is weak. What holds true for the body holds true spiritually. Hebrews 12:12 tells us to “strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble.” Hands speak of what we do. Knees speak of our walk. In other words, are we doing what God tells us to do? Are we walking by Christ’s Spirit? If not, what can we do? Psalm 119:28 says, ”Strengthen me according to Your word.” When we read the Bible, we’re strengthening our spirit. Second, pray. Ephesians 3:16 explains that the more intimate we are with Christ, the more we experience His strength in our inner man.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the encouraging words in Your Word that tell us we can strengthen areas of our life that are weak. We ask now that You strengthen us so we are increasingly strong in our faith.