Pop Pop Epistle # 11 – About my Fitbit


Dear Grandkids,


That’s how many steps my Fitbit recorded that I walked last week. My goal is to get in at least 70,000 steps each week. I probably average about 84,000 steps. And I haven’t missed getting to my goal since I started at the beginning of the year.

I have found that my Fitbit is very much a motivational tool to get me up and moving. And now that I am in my 60th year and given the heart history among the men in our family, I very much need to keep moving. So anything that keeps me motivated I am a fan of.

So here is what I have been pondering…. My Fitbit keeps me motivated to keep walking so that I stay in shape physically but what is it that motivates me to keep walking to stay in shape spiritually.

Here are a couple of verses that talk about “walking in the Lord…”

By THIS we may know that we are in Jesus: whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked. (1 John 2:5-6)

 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (3 John 4)  

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked…. (Psalm 1:1)

15  …the prudent man gives thought to his steps. (Proverbs 14:15)

So where does my motivation come from to walk diligently with the Lord? There are several ways that I could answer that question but at least one of the answers would sound like this: It comes from you!

You motivate me. I don’t want to disappoint you. I don’t want to do anything that would make you ashamed that I was your granddad. After I have gone to be with the Lord, I want you to be proud of the legacy that I have left behind.

So I keep walking. And hopefully I keep “walking in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” (Colossians 1:10)

So thanks! Even at your young age you are already having a great influence. May it continue to be so as you grow up and may you also “walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

And never ever forget that you are very loved!

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