What was the purpose of your link ? To make Cheryl feel o.k. about her attendance of a Yoga class,or to try to shew her the error of her ways ?
Be open and honest Neil.
Is it quite alright to attend my local public house ,providing i only drink soda,and not alchohol?
I wasn't saying that the verse recommends we should put spiritual things before physical fitness. If you look more closely at my post, you'll hopefully see that I believe that the 'bodily exercise' phrase has nothing to do with keeping fit, but instead refers to religious ritual.
1) Abstain from all appearnce of evil 1 Thess.5:22
2) Make sure that you are not a stumbling block to a weak beleiver who would see what you do and think it is quite o.k. for Christians to be and do as the world does.
I appreciate though what you say about your physical problems,just be careful.
To your own master you stand or fall !
LOVE the sauna!
I walk as much as possible, but have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, both of which require flexibility and toning exercise. Yoga reduces my pain and the tension in my muscles more than any other form of exercise.
Good counsel never goes out of style.
Agreed. God is advocating focusing on our spiritual development and personal walk, growing in Godliness, rather than becoming obsessed with our physical appearance.
I know the history of Yoga and I don't practice the meditation at all. I engage in the physical movements, no mantras of any kind.
I am not a fanatic. I know that the Holy Spirit in me is stronger than any other force - worldly or spiritual.
Many of our prescription medicines are derived from natural elements that were utilized in Ayurvedic medicine and by others who practiced what we now call holistic medicine. Those individuals did not believe in or worship the Christian God, yet we still take prescription medicine when we need it.
The spirit of the serpent is not going to invade me spiritually because I utilize physical exercise and stretching movements a non-Christian devised. I practice Iyengar Hatha, some Vinyasa (flowing sequence) and some Kripalu yoga.
I do not worry or fear. He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.
Flee from that system which is from the devil !
Do some homework,type in Yoga online,and find out the history and philosophy of it,and may the Lord help you to walk in ways of holiness dear sister.
We pray you will be deliverd from it !Prove all things...and hold fast that which is good.
My wife and I need to do more hiking.
External religious exercise, then, is of little profit. Spiritual exercise, or true holiness, is what is needed in our souls.
In addition to running around after a 3 year old day (being a horse, car, you name it) Riding bikes and walking with the family, my 2 oldest boys and I do Tae Kwon Do 3 days a week. Add to that, being the kids choir director and music director and vbs director at church ALL of here stay really busy. )
I am laughing so hard my sides hurt!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for posting your exercise routine! )