Can exercising be worship?
If so, why would it be worship?
God created us. He created muscles, He created our body shape, He created lungs, He created our hearts. He created every little detail about us. Each detail is important.
If one of our jobs is to take care of his temple (which is our body, remember), then, keeping each detail as beautiful as possible is important.(We are talking about God’s standard of beauty, not the world’s. Do NOT compare yourself to others. YOU are beautiful just like the temple was beautiful. Even the temple needed to be kept up and taken care of. THAT’S what this is about.)
As I went for my
fast walk run today (after I ran for 10 minutes getting past the “I hate this, I hate this, I hate this” stage and before the “I don’t know how much more I can do” stage which happens to be only a couple of minutes later), I thought about that. How can I incorporate my whole self into worshiping God as I exercise? Because mostly, what I really am doing is thinking about how much I hate it and how much I don’t want to do it.
What do you think? How can we make exercising more worshipful?