- to put into use; employ to exercise tact
- to take exercise or perform exercises; exert one’s muscles, etc., esp in order to keep fit
- to practise using in order to develop or train to exercise one’s voice
- to perform or make proper use of to exercise one’s rights
- to bring to bear; exert to exercise one’s influence
- mental or other activity or practice, esp in order to develop a skill
- a set of movements, questions, tasks, etc., designed to train, improve, or test one’s ability in a particular field piano exercises
As you can see from the above definition of the word exercise, we can exercise in different way. We live in a time when there is much obsession about how we look, and as part of that many have an obsession with keeping fit or taking physical exercise.
It’s good for our health to get some exercise however we must be careful not to become obsessed by our physical bodies or in how we look.
Physical exercise is good for our health, but what about mental exercises?
Well it too is good for us – As you may be aware I was recently off work for a few months and I must admit that when I went back to work I found it very difficult to concentrate for very long on my work and I put this entirely down to the lack of use of my mental skills for so long that caused my problems. I’m happy to report, normal service has now been resumed.
How do we learn from God? We read the bible and we pray.
So to exercise our faith we must put into action God’s teachings, we must read our bible and we must pray.
Make sure you exercise every area of your life, so that your physical, mental powers grow, but also so you grow in faith a love.