So today I’m grateful for this fitness tracker that I received from a member of my family. This isn’t something that I would buy for myself, but I was very touched to receive it as a gift.
So the only way this thing is helpful to me as if I wear it every day. I can track how many steps I take, how many miles I walk, and even better understand my sleep patterns. However, if I don’t wear the device consistently, pay attention to what it says, and respond appropriately, then it won’t help me at all!
I must admit – remembering to put this thing on every day isn’t always convenient. However, I’m committed to wearing it consistently because I want to get an accurate and objective assessment of my health. The tracker does one thing really well: it gives unbiased information about my activity for the day (including my sleep patterns at night). The tracker doesn’t have the ability to be swayed – it just tells it like it is.
From what I can tell, the real power of this tracker is not in the information that it provides, but what I choose to do (or not do) in response to it.
The spiritual parallels to how I use this device are striking, in my opinion. What about you?
- What helps you to stay on track and your spiritual life? Do you have something?
- Or more importantly, do you have Someone?
- If not, how are you tracking your spiritual growth and development? Or is this not a priority for you?
Here’s my prayer for today: Dear God, thank You for stirring a member of my family to such generosity. This fitness tracker is quite a nice gift, and I’m trying to figure out the best way to incorporate it into my life.
Give me the wisdom is not only read the information that the tracker provides, but show me what it is You want me to do with it. Where lifestyle changes need to be made, please show me what those look like.
Also, help me to recognize the significant spiritual parallels this tracking device. Thank You for being my spiritual “Tracker”; the Bible tells me the unadulterated truth, and Your Holy Spirit lets me know what changes are needed so that I am able to grow and mature. Thanks for keeping me on track! In Your name I pray, Amen.