Monday, July 25, 2011

Grab your shoes

I went for a walk this morning; after six weeks of lying in bed and watching the sun rise and thinking "I really should get up and walk", I finally did.

And as I walked I remembered one thing; I am the only one who can get myself to exercise.

I can read books, watch motivational shows, compare the pros and the cons, buy the apparel and the equipment, and be both encouraged and warned by people in my life but when it comes right down to it, it is up to me to lace tight my shoes and hit the pavement.
I am also the only one who can lift my hands to God.
I can speak the lingo, read the most popular Christian authors, wear the appropriate Sunday morning clothing and sing the songs but none of it makes me one who seeks God.  I have to intentionally lift my hands, my heart, to Him.

Psalms 34:15 says "The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry". 
So we see God is waiting, but are we asking?
Are we crying out to Him for help, direction, wisdom, strength and endurance? Is there this personal, "shoes laced up hitting the pavement", kind of relationship and engaging with Him or more just a general knowledge and acquiescence of Him?

We control our hearts, our thoughts, and if today we will cry out to God.
Care to grab your shoes?

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It is a choice to praise God and it's a choice that only we can make. We already know, now we have to do. Great post Becky!