Faces on Faith: A bit of a fit
With lots of travel in the car this summer, I found myself putting on a few pounds.
Fast food seems to have a bit more fat! And soon I foundso did I. Then we heard about the Fit Bit!
It monitors your steps, your calorie intake and outputand general activity. I thought that just might be the nudge I neededso Elaine and I both got one.
It has been amazing. Already I have dropped 8 pounds.
Because I have to log in what I eat, I find myself being selective about what I am going to spend my calories on. Because I have a goal of a minimum of 8000 steps per day, I’ve done some serious pacing before bed in the evening.
Have you ever brushed your teeth while walking about in the house? But over time, my life style has changed, the weight is dropping off, and my energy level has risen!
The Fit Bit has been a good fit for my fitness!
Being a pastor, I thought, “Someone ought to invent a spiritual fit bit!” (Wish I were a techno-nerd.) How cool it would be if we had a little device that encouraged us to prayor to read the Bibleor to serve others.
Instead of a minimum of 8000 steps per day, it might be a dozen acts of kindness. Rather than calorie intake, it could be the number of verses in the Bible read.
Just might be the nudge we need to become more Spiritually fit.
But then it hit me. God did give us a Spiritual Fit Bit.
It is part of the package deal when we give our lives back to Him. He gives us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit nudges us throughout the day to pray, to receive spiritual nourishment, to worship and to serve. None of that information is going to show up on my smart phone, but it is going to show up on my heart.
Just like my little fit bit device would be of no use to me if I ignored itneither is the Holy Spirit much good for us if we ignore Him.
The Bible says that God has given us everything we need pertaining to life and godliness, (2 Peter 1:3), and that includes the gift of the Holy Spiritour spiritual fit bitso that we can walk in step with the heart and will of Godwith energy and fruitfulness!
-Daryl Donovan, Senior Pastor, Sanibel Community Church.