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Get Up!

I don’t know about you but I love my rest!  So much so that I hit snooze on my alarm clock at least two times every morning. There is something so nice and peaceful about lying there with no agenda. It’s a great time to be one with your thoughts. Until that alarm buzzer sounds again and finally, we get up.

What does it mean to get up? The first thing that crosses my mind is a change in position. Generally, when we get up, we transition from a lying or sitting position to a standing position. We transition from a state of rest to a state of movement. Something jolts us into action.  And we usually get up with a purpose or reason. We get up in the morning so that we can get to work or get the kids off to school. Some of us may get up to spend time with God or to go to gym to workout.  We get up in the afternoon because we have a meeting to attend or dinner to cook and eat.  There are a number of reasons why we get up.
I can’t help but wonder what our deeply rooted motivations are that force us to get up. As I prepared myself for Resurrection Sunday, I thought ‘He got up for me. The least I can do is get up for Him!’ I couldn’t shake that thought throughout the day. Jesus Christ got up on the cross and sacrificed everything – and I do mean everything – for us. If that wasn’t enough, He then got up out of the grave as an example of how powerful and transformational our God is. My getting up on Sunday morning wasn’t just about getting out of bed on Sunday morning and making it to church by 6:00a.m. It was much more than that. Throughout the day, I realized that God is calling us to get up and move. He wants us to move out of our own way and to move off of our own paths. God wants us to get up and follow Him. He wants us to allow Him to fully use us for His glory.
God wants us to get up out of our resting place and to get moving. There’s something inside of us that we’re not tapping in to. Perhaps we’re afraid or we’re living in doubt. Perhaps we’re listening to the wrong voices or allowing past shame to stump our steps. Whatever it is no longer matters. Those days are now over. It’s time for us to move into our calling and purpose. After all, God did! You can too!
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