Spiritual Obesity

Last Sunday, the pastor at the church I attend introduced a concept/notion/idea that I had not heard before, “spiritual obesity.” I had not considered that the act of going to church each Sunday, reading the bible, praying, etc and not putting the learnings into action could lead to “spiritual obesity.”

Here is a link to his sermon, its the sermon by Pastor Kevin on May 8th.

Here’s also a plethora of other sermon’s on “Spiritual Obesity.” Spiritual Obesity Sermons

I’m reminded of a bible verse read at my fathers funeral. Dad wasn’t “spiritual obese”, he worked on being “spiritually fit” every day by being the best husband, father and friend he could be, helping others, being bold with his faith, etc, I need to do the same every day.

2 Timothy 4:7 (ERV)

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have served the Lord faithfully.


About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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