Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities.
Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.
- Military service members know the saying “Physical fitness is the cornerstone of combat readiness” by heart.
- Physical exercise keeps soldiers in top condition so they’re always ready for any mission.
- Service members who don’t meet military fitness standards run the risk of an early discharge or disciplinary action.
- Through carefully planned and implemented physical training exercises, each branch of the military is able to maintain a high level of combat readiness with healthy, capable service members.
Ephesians 6:10 – 19 our carefully planned and implemented training exercises, that should lead to a high level of readiness, healthiness, and capable members:
- Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power
- Put on all of God’s armor so that you can resist the enemy in the time of evil
- Stand your ground
- Put on the belt of truth
- Put on the breast plate of righteousness
- Put on the shoes, of peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared
- Hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil
- Put on salvation as your helmet
- Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
- Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion
- Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere
- Pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike
Synonyms: Able-bodied, capable, firm, fit, hearty, powerful, robust, stalwart, stout, sturdy, tenacious, vigorous
Antonyms: feeble, infirm, invalid, sick tender, unhealthy, weak
Define these and explain what they look like:
- How one should be able-bodied (solid in the faith) not feeble, or weak, but strong
- How one should be capable of walking by faith and doing prayer warfare when needed
- How one should be firm, fit and hearty (sold out to Christ, does not allow sin to side track then)
- How one should be powerful ( known to exercise in the power of the Holy Spirit)
- How one should be robust
- How one should be stalwart
- How one should be stout (in the faith)
- How one should be sturdy
- How one should be tenacious
- How one should be vigorous as a christian
- Capable – effected as a christian
- Warriors – prayer warriors
- Skilled – filled with the Spirit of God and skilled in the things of the Lord
- Combat – warfare
- Armed with shields – armed with great and effected faith
- Armed with swords – effect in the proper use of the Word of God
- Armed with bows – able to deal with the enemy at the gate(mind) effectively