I have always been somewhat of a late adapter when it comes to fitness trends. After all of my family started using their respective Fitbit trackers, I joined in and to my surprise became quickly addicted to the daily updates and tracking. As someone with a desk job, one of the things I appreciate are the periodic "reminders" to move after being stationary for a long period of time. Wouldn't it be great if we had the same type of prompts whenever we become stationary in our spiritual lives? The good news is that the Bible has given instruction after instruction on what we can and should do as believers.
In the sixth chapter of Matthew, Jesus arms His disciples with instruction related to 3 assumed default actions of believers (Giving, Prayer, Fasting) (6:2 “So when you give to the needy..." ; 6:5 “And when you pray,.."; 6:16 "When you fast,...") The key word repeated in the scripture being "when" and not "if". So if you are feeling a little "stuck" spiritually, try rejuvenating your Christian life with prayer, fasting and giving. Just as the Fitbit prompts with a gentle and non-intrusive buzz, so too is the Holy Spirit gently prompting each of us to "move". The next time that happens - take a step to Pray, take a step to Give, and take a step to Fast. This can be a simple as a quiet word of thanks to God, a quick donation to a cause, or abstaining from food for a small amount of time. The "step" you take when you receive the prompting from the Holy Spirit need not be big, it just needs to be taken. Taking just a few small and repeated "steps" over time will net you an improved and rejuvenated spiritual life!
For more information about Giving, Prayer and Fasting, check out my Addicted to God series to be released October, November, and December 2017. The three book series offers an approach to giving, prayer, and fasting that focuses on implementing recurring activities to form habits. These habits are formed from an instinctual and continuous need to seek after communion with God and can become positive addictions. The Addicted to God series is all about forming positive addiction to key facets of Christian living. Join my mailing list or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.