I’ve been wearing a fitness watch for a couple of weeks. It’s a fun accessory with all its messages and notations. It even reminds me to get up and move if I sit at my desk too long. The alarm is set on it as well. But that alarm is a simple buzz on my wrist. Most of the time I don’t feel that little prompt unless I am already awake. I have to rely on something much louder to wake me up from deep sleep. Still it’s a novelty that helps in some ways.
But God – He is no novelty. And He helps me in many ways. Even when my alarm fails He wakes me right on time. Even when I am unsure of my next move He will prompt me to rise up and go. He is better than a fitness watch because He loves me and cares about every detail of my life.
Oh beloved, don’t you believe for a moment that you aren’t cared for. God cares about you so much that He moved His only Son to the cross so that you could be free to live and move and have a life of fitness for the Kingdom. Motivation is hard at times – you don’t feel like moving, going the extra mile, keeping up the prayers you’ve prayed so long and more. But Christ in you – well it’s your built in motivation – your inspiration and incentive to keep on going when it would be easier to give up.
God wants you to know that you aren’t the sum of your missed alarms or your lack of movement. He doesn’t count your past against you, He uses your past to show you how far you can go beyond yourself when you allow Him to bless you with favor, joy, peace and strength! It’s time for you to rely on who He says you are. He calls you royal, holy, blessed, redeemed, powerful, wise, and full of His motivating love! You are the beautiful expression of a life that is born again – so that now your heart won’t fail in the midst of turmoil, pain, sorrow or any other situation. You will rise up in spite of the weather and give praise to God for His loving hand that kept your heart beating all night and gave you fresh breath and purpose this morning!
God loves you and He’s for you – the Word will make you fit for things beyond your wildest imagination. Rejoice that you get to wake up and take up the Word of God. And you get to live a supernatural life of extraordinary courage, faith and authority as you walk in the Light of God’s plan for your life!
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Romans 12:11 Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
Psalm 143:8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.