Swimming for Spiritual Fitness

October 19, 2009 at 9:06 am | Posted in BiblicalSwimming, Ezekiel | 3 Comments
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Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. It utilizes almost the entire body: the arms, legs, shoulders, back, and abdominal muscles. It is great for the cardiovascular system because it increases the heart-rate and helps to control breathing. Water can seem as hard as concrete if we fall into it from a high distance, but swimming in it is a low-impact exercise because it causes no jarring to the bones and joints. Water is thicker than air, so swimming involves muscle-building resistance.

The water of God’s grace is likewise a good place for spiritual exercise.

Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in

Ezekiel 47:5 (Emphasis added.)

God’s grace teaches us to present our entire bodies over to Him for our complete spiritual exercise (Romans 12:1-2). The grace of God influences our breathing (Psalm 150:6) and our heart rate (Luke 24:32). The impact of God’s grace can break us like a rock, but He is the Rock Who then redeems us, puts us back together, and makes us whole (Psalm 78:34-35). The very presence of God Himself envelops Christians the way water engulfs a swimmer.

For in him we live, and move, and have our being…

Acts 17:28

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  2. […] 15. God’s Plan for Water Pollution 16. The Grace of Running Water 17. The Grace To Swim 18. Swimming for Spiritual Fitness 19. Getting Your Feet Wet 20. Seeking the Source 21. Waters of Grace […]

  3. […] (Ezekiel 47:8-9) The Grace of Running Water (Ezekiel 47:1-2) The Grace to Swim (Ezekiel 47:4-5) Swimming for Spiritual Fitness (Ezekiel 47:5) Getting Your Feet Wet (Ezekiel 47:3-4) Seeking the Source (Ezekiel […]


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