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What Moves You?

What moves you? My fitness journey began with walking. It’s a simple activity that nudged me from inactive to active, from pain to ease, and from insomnia to restorative sleep. Now powerlifting moves me— squat, bench, and deadlift. What activity gets you out of bed and on your feet? Each one of us must discover what moves us. Just as we must know what drives us physically, we need to understand what motivates us spiritually. 

I don’t expect my husband or my best friend to take up powerlifting. And I don’t expect the same worship or Bible study methods that move me to move them. My husband reads, reflects, and teaches. My best friend digs into the Word of God, journals her thoughts, and leads a women’s Bible study. 

What moves you? 

Are you moved by emotions, curiosity, or your physical development? Every muscle we have needs to move. Our physical movements impact our health. And our spiritual and emotional activities have a profound impact on our total well-being. How and when we move are up to us. Knowing our purpose helps us move in the direction that God has laid out for us.

Even our small hesitant steps toward Christ move us closer to His will.  It only takes a mustard seed worth of faith to move a mountain.  As we move closer to Him, we can trust that He will make more of Himself available to us.  His Word says in James 4:8,

“Come near to God, and He will come near to you.”  He wants us to move. Let’s take some time today to sit and ponder what motivates us to act so that we can move closer and closer to Him.

Let’s Reflect 

Do you know what moves you physically, emotionally, and spiritually? Think about the books, music, scriptures, or physical activity that compel you to act. What do they have in common? Is there a pattern to what drives you?  Pray about your movements and ask God where He wants you to make your next move.

Let’s Pray

Father, thank You for always being close enough that one step, one turn in Your direction brings us back to You. We desire to draw closer and closer to You. Help us to discover the rhythm that makes us move into deeper intimacy with You. In Jesus’s name. Amen.

One thought on “What Moves You?

  1. “How and when we move are up to us. Knowing our purpose helps us move in the direction that God has laid out for us.”
    God wants us to move indeed, without movement we become stagnant.

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