“Visible Reminders”

“Visible Reminders”



There is a growing number of health-conscious folks

who are discovering that wearing a pedometer helps them increase their level of

daily exercise.  Some have even bought an

expensive wrist gadget called a “Fitbit” to track heart rate, exercise,

activity and sleep.  These devices are

both a recorder and a motivator for them; knowing how many steps that take per

outing, encourages them to walk more.

One woman’s goal was ten thousand steps a day. To

accomplish her goal, she began parking farther away from her workplace, walking

up the stairs instead of taking the elevator, and doing more active tasks

around her office. Her visible pedometer reminded her of her daily need to

produce a healthy lifestyle change.

Visible reminders have a place in our Christian walk

as well. When God instructed the Israelites to keep His commands in their

hearts ( Deuteronomy 6:6 ), He also told

them to make visible reminders of His Word:

“You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and

they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the

doorposts of your house and on your gates ” ( Deuteronomy

6:8-9 ).

The purpose was not for mere physical decoration

but for spiritual deliverance:

“Beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought

you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage ” ( Deuteronomy

6:12 ).

Writing the words of Scripture on a sticky note, a

memory card, or a calendar can turn our focus toward the Lord throughout the

day. These visible reminders will encourage our steps of obedience to Him ( Romans

6:17 ).

Let’s memorize a verse of Scripture as we go to

work this week by writing it on a card, taping it where it is visible, and

meditating on that verse during the day. Habitually placing verses of Scripture

into our subconscious mind will produce, not only an increase in Bible

knowledge, but will keep us from sin and sinful habits.

Singing the words of Scripture-based psalms, hymns

of praise, and spiritual songs while commuting to work, will also help us in

keeping the holy Scriptures fresh in our mind.

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