"It's the coolest thing!" my friend nearly squealed. "Hubby got it for me. And I wear it on my wrist."

Curiosity nudged me to ask, "What is it? A gorgeous bracelet?"

"No," she chuckled. "It's called a Fit Bit. And it's a bracelet programmed to my cell. It measures every minute activity. How many steps I took during the day. My blood pressure. My pulse. It tells me the calories I've eaten, and even how active I was during the day."

"Kind of scary," I said, "Does it tell you the thoughts you have, too?"

She laughed. And then I started thinking, as I always do...about possibilities. What if God installed that same gadget in our heart and spirit? Gulp. It would measure how actively we were worrying. It would measure the level of fear that flows through our thinking. It would monitor how often we took back that which we had surrendered to Him. The gadget would keep track of the times we added the calories of pride. It would measure how many steps we took away from His instructions. And how much of the day we spent on the couch of discouragement.

So I cheer you on to be the fit, slim, and muscle bound believer who wears the bracelet of reassurance. It records the activity in our soul, displaying this message on the screen: "O Lord you have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise you perceive my thoughts from afar you discern my going out and my laying down. You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O LORD" (Psalm 139:1-5).

Father, how can I feel alone, unprotected or abandoned when you are familiar with all that's within me? I will exercise my trust in you. I will work out daily to strengthen my confidence that you will take care of my every need. In Jesus' name, amen.

Who knows you best?

How does it feel knowing God knows your every thought, your every step, and each turn your life will take?

What exercise for your soul will you follow from now on?


Janet Eckles

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