I bought a Versa watch. For those who don’t know what that is, it is a “smart watch.” It keeps track of me, or where this body goes and what it does. It is a testimony to what I love. I love being active. I love my family. My watch face is a picture of my granddaughter, and it’s cool because I can switch it out to give equal time to all my grandkids.
This watch will tell me what my heart rate is, how many steps I’ve taken today, how active I’ve been and, oh yes, the date and time of day. I’ll know when I have a text and can even read it on the watch face! Is that amazing, or what?! I’m still learning about it, but that is not what this post is really about.
It’s about getting closer to the router. You see, when I was going through the “set-up” process for my new “smart” watch, I had troubles. Which is par for the course for me doing anything “techy.” It kept giving me that notice “connection failed” and the little opportunity bar “try again.” So I did. And again. Time for the trouble shooting “help” bar.
“Try getting closer to the router” it said. Okay. So I went to another desk in my home where the router is located and got things done there. I know the tiniest amount about routers and wi-fi, but I learned something new that helped. And it stands to reason that if you need the power of something, you get closer to it.
When I feel like a failure, is it because I am not as close to the Source of my strength as I ought to be? It certainly humbles me to realize that I am small, and weak and lacking. Yet I take heart in this because of what Jesus says in that great sermon.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3.
Somehow, because of God’s upside down economy, when I am at my lowest, I am at the best place to receive something amazing. The kingdom!
I have learned that until I get to the end of what I can do on my own, I will never have the best God has for me. I can compare myself to this device that is absolutely useless until it is connected to the source that will power its functions. Sisters, we are absolutely powerless until we get connected to the God who created us and wants to set us free from all the chains that keep us from an abundant life.
God wants the best for us! He wants to see us smiling, He loves to hear our laughter and He rejoices when we share what He has done for us with others. Think of how your children’s or grandchildren’s laughter is your favorite sound. God delights in us this way.
I am currently very excited about a tool that I believe is very beneficial in training the women of God to be set free from the many issues that keep them from enjoying their best lives. I have always believed in the power of physical fitness because the Word teaches us to present ourselves as a living sacrifice, (Romans 12:1), I believe this means that we should strive to be our best selves, so we can do our best in serving Him while we are alive on this planet.
One ministry I have taken note of that is spreading this message is Revelation Wellness, founded by Alisa Keaton. My daughter-in-law, Emily Bonnette Hendershot, is a Certified Revelation Wellness Instructor. Each workout focuses on a word and Scripture. This Truth is reinforced throughout the session and by the time you are finished, you feel like you’ve gone to church and the gym all at once! There is a special “challenge” that starts September 10th, which must be registered for by September 7th. It is entitled “Heir to the Crown” and concerns learning and practicing what God intended His daughters to know about themselves. His plans for them. There will also be tons of health and wellness tips along the way. Free access to RevWell TV and more. Please go to this address: https://www.revelationwellness.org/challenges/heir-challenge and check it out. Let’s get closer to the Source of our strength together.
Just as my new watch reminds me, it’s time to get moving. Let’s get to know the heart of God better, together. It’s the “smart” thing to do. Hope to see you there!