The book Fit for Faith- 7 weeks to improved spiritual & physical health is a much needed resource in our world today. People are often more focused on their outer appearance and not as concerned with their overall health. The book provides motivational tools that many are lacking, in terms of looking beyond themselves to the Father for help with losing weight and concurring strongholds.
Enliven had the chance to speak with the author, Kimberley Payne, about her inspiration for the book. Here is what she shares…
“Although I’d been born and raised within the church, it wasn’t until I attended a Christian women’s retreat that I realized how much I had compartmentalized my life: family in one corner, work in another; finances here, health there; faith in its own box. I began to see that my faith shouldn’t be kept partitioned off from the rest of my life. Instead, it needed to be intertwined with all the parts of my life. If I was going to follow Him as my Lord, God wanted me to include Him in everything and that included my health and fitness.
That was when I began a spiritual and physical health partnership with God. Each morning, I started my day with a prayer. “Dear Lord, I pray that You will remind me every day that You are at work within me and around me.” Or, “Dear God, I pray that You will instill in me a sense of responsibility to care for my body—to both nourish and sustain it.” At the end of the day, I would write in my diary about my new faith and fitness journey. I also spent time reading my Bible and seeking out scriptural truths about God’s character. I started to memorize favorite verses such as, “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).
Then I felt a God-nudge that this type of program would also help others. So I used what I had learned, including my experiences as a personal trainer, to create a workbook. The book is written for women, age 18 to70, who are sedentary to moderately active. Their goals are to control weight and feel better physically, while improving their spiritual walk. They want a lifestyle change, not a “quick fix” and they want God to be part of their everyday life.”
We all want to live better, healthier lives, the Bible tells us in Matthew 6:33 that we should seek God in all things, so we should seek him in living a healthy lifestyle too. This book is an excellent tool to help us all get on the right track. It’s enough of the same old same old; it’s time to do it for real and do it right, for God!
To learn more about Kimberley Payne, visit her website http://www.kimberleypayne.com
or her blogs, Fit for Faith http://www.fitforfaith.blogspot.com.