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…”
5 By THIS we may know that we are in Jesus: 6 whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked. (1 John 2:5-6)
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (3 John 4)
1 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!