James was born in Edinburgh Castle in 1566. He was sent to Europe for an education. There he became an expert in subjects like law, languages, history, and theology. Upon his return to England, he spoke five languages fluently—English, French, Latin, Greek, and German. He became King of Scotland when he was thirteen months and inherited the crown of England and Ireland in 1603, succeeding his uncle, Henry VIII.
In 1507, James was granted the title of “Protector and Defender of the Christian Faith” by Pope Julius II. The title was conferred in a lavish ceremony in 16th century Holyrood Abbey.
With his royal blessing, 54 of Europe’s most outstanding scholars began the exciting task of translating the bible into English to make it available to all English speaking people worldwide!
While Shakespeare’s creative plays and poetry lit up the stage, these 54 scholars separated into six groups — two at Westminster, two at Oxford, and two at Cambridge — penned the best-selling book of all time that has revolutionised the faith of people for centuries.
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Every book of the bible had to pass 14 tests before it was approved as scripture. The world renowned KJV Holy Bible was completed in 1611.
In 1685, James fled England, and the country became embroiled in a civil war that lasted eleven years. James attempted to reconcile the two sides-the Stuarts and the Court of George with an army mostly of mercenary troops.
In the book King James VI and I Selected Writings, King James gives us his views on Faith:
Now, as to Faith, which is the nourisher and quickner of Religion, as I have already said, It is a sure perswasion and apprehension of the promises of God, applying them to your soule: and therefore may it justly be called the golden chaine that linketh the faithfulle soule to Christ: And because it groweth not in our garden, but is the free gift of God, as the same Apostle saith, it must be nourished by prayer, Which is nothing else, but a friendly talking with God. (214)
Touché. There’s a lot to be gained from incorporating a spiritual practice into your life. From lowering stress and anxiety to increasing awareness, overall happiness, and positivity, a spiritual practice can be amazing to achieve contentment and bliss in day to day life.
Faith & Fitness as a Spiritual Practice
A few months ago, I was a contestant in the Ms Health and Fitness 2021 competition and reached the Top 8 of my group.
Around this time, I met the founder and CEO of Faith Impact Outfits. Faith Impact Outfits is a UK based ministry-inspired sports and leisurewear brand label created for the believer to provide them with the opportunity to express their beliefs through their workout clothes.
Each morning, I do a daily workout as part of my morning routine, wearing my Faith Impact outfit to intentionally turn it into a spiritual practice.
The Bible reminds us over and over to care for both our physical bodies and souls. Your body is a temple (1 Corinthians 6:19) and you can “glorify God in your body” (6:19-20), for in him we live, and move, and have our being (Acts 17:28).
There are many ways to incorporate a spiritual practice into your life; my experience is one and King James another. Living life in a way that you apply faith to everyday situations makes anything spiritually intentional.
He was the faithful warrior king of the English-speaking peoples, commanding respect for his valorous deeds, military prowess, and poetical calibre.
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