The SHEMA is an ancient Jewish prayer that is arguably one of the most important prayers is Judaism. It is recited in the morning and evening prayer services. It begins with “Hear o Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deuteronomy 6:4).
As Christians (Judeo-Christians, to be specific), we have come to understand The Lord as three in one. We have come, through Scripture, to know God as triune — Father, Son and Spirit. There are three aspects, or three faces, of God … yet God is still one. I believe that one of the ways God made us in His image is that He made us triune. We too are one and yet triune — body, mind and spirit.
The SHEMA continues by saying “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). God desires for us to love Him with our complete trinity — with our heart and our soul and our strength. God has asked us to love Him with all that we are.
ShemaFit is about loving God with all of ourselves. It is about including our bodies in a holistic worship of God. It’s about caring for and stewarding the body God gave us. It’s about pursuing and worshiping God in the process … and as we do, we become ShemaFit.