Devotional

Motion Less, Live More

Ready 

"Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men." –Colossians 3:23

Set 

It can be easy to go through the motions. Lifting weights, practices, even games—the monotony of daily routines makes it hard not to get lost in the familiar. We start operating on autopilot, much like in driving when we become so familiar with the route that we mentally tune out. It can be that way at the end of the day. What if, instead, we gave everything? What if we didn’t arrive at our destination or the end of the day wondering how we got there, but really gave our all to experience life? Then we could live a life of no regrets, not wondering if there could have been more.

In one of David’s many cries to God, he expressed sorrow in his sin and hope in deliverance from the shame. Many would have offered an obligatory sacrifice, indulging in works-based forgiveness. But David knew that God desires more than our actions. He desires our hearts—our everything. Even if we could be perfect on the outside, it would not be pleasing to God. He would rather have a broken spirit and a contrite heart. That is real worship. He is not impressed, nor is He expressed in our going through the motions. He is found when we give our all. The less we motion and the more we give Him everything, the more room He has to show up and do His thing. Motion less so you can live more.

Go 

1. In what ways are you going through the motions?
2. How do you feel at the end of the day when you just go through the motions?
3. Today, how can you give everything?

Workout 

Psalm 51:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Galatians 6:9; Ephesians 5:15-17

Overtime 

God I don’t want to go through the motions. I want to give everything in all I do. Thank You for giving me Your everything. Amen.

Bible Reference: 
Colossians 3
Ministry