Every month or two on a Saturday morning, us guys get together for what’s called “The Refuge.” It’s an opportunity to get together with like-minded guys, spend some time being encouraged in the Lord, and then do something really manly. This past Saturday, we spent some time hitting the gym both spiritually and physically.
We had a time of devotion in 1 Timothy 4:7-8 talking about how physical exercise and training is good, but spiritual fitness is far better. Physical fitness benefits us in this life, but spiritual fitness benefits us in this life and the life to come. Paul instructs us as young men to “train yourself for godliness.”
With that in mind, and our time in the Word behind us, we headed out to KO Fitness Center here in Riverside to work out our physical bodies. We did cross-fit training exercises and learned some basics in martial arts. Our trainers (Daniel and Brittany) promised us they were taking it easy on us, but our aching bodies are causing us to wonder. When it was all said and done, we had a great morning investing in both the inner and outer man.
Check out these photos of our time at KO.