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Get Smart January 2019

When we allow God to be God in our lives, everything works better: better choices and better outcomes

Steadfast Love

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:3-4

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. 

Have you ever worn a fitness tracker? There are many versions of fitness trackers, but they can track your steps, heartbeat, how you sleep, etc. Some people wear these when they want to be intentional about their physical health. The thing is it doesn’t work if you don’t put it on and it doesn’t work if you don’t pay attention to it. You can wear it to look like you are doing something, but that defeats the purpose.

Our walk with Christ can be like wearing a fitness tracker. Something that we need to be intentional about, if we want to put on all the virtues of faithfulness, is time with God. I am talking about personal and intimate time with Him. Not just going through the motions but being intentional about it. If we want to put on the virtues of faithfulness, dependability, loyalty, trustworthiness, truth and devotion, we need help from our Creator at the beginning of our day. We need to get into His Word so that His truth can be on the tablet of our hearts. When we get into His Word, and even memorize it, we will be putting His truth into our minds before we even start thinking about other things. We will be able to battle the thoughts that come into our mind and make better choices with our words and actions. We need to take time for Him to search our hearts and let us know what our part is, what we need to work on.

When we allow God to be God in our lives, everything works better. We make better choices and with that we win favor and a good name. We become respected for who we are when that is who we choose to be. Sometimes it takes a while if our past does not reflect faithfulness, but the more we live it out, the more trust we gain.

Father God, thank you that you are a personal and intimate God. Thank you that you are there to guide me and give me wisdom. Please speak your truth to me and renew my mind so that I can make better choices.