Wednesday, June 22, 2016

An Excellent Reminder



I have a Fitbit.  It was a gift.   

I'll be honest--I was a bit skeptical in the beginning.  Would I really use it?  But, as I said, it was a gift, so I had to give it a try.  Once I began using my Fitbit, I loved it.  It was always right there on my wrist spurring me on, encouraging me to press on and take a few more steps each day.  

Then I upgraded to the one that has the watch, heart rate and a few other gadgets—bringing all this important information just a finger tap away.  

For those who are Fitbit wearers—you know the thrill it is to have that band vibrate on your wrist telling you that you’ve reached your daily goal.  The Fitbit is an excellent reminder to put forth my best effort physically every day.   

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a Fitbit available for our spiritual well being too? 

I’d be first in line to buy that.  

What if it could remind us to read the Bible and pray?  What if the band vibrated as a reminder whenever the Gifts of the Spirit were at work in our livesWhenever we showed Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control the band would signify to us by vibrating--job well done! (Galatians 5: 22-23)

Did you know that God actually came up with the first Fitbit concept?  The concept originated in Deuteronomy.  Chapter 11 gives us clear directions; obey God, be careful what you do, don’t be enticed to sin, teach your children God's truth and… “Fix these words of mine into your mind and being, and tie them as a reminder on your hand…”  Deuteronomy 11:18 (NET Bible)

God’s word is our spiritual Fitbit.  It has to be opened, read and applied to benefit us spiritually.  

Here's my gift to you.  Your Spiritual Fitness Program starts today.  Read Deuteronomy 11.  It’s an excellent reminder.

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