Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Alta meets Grace



My youngest son and daughter in law gifted me with a “FitBit Alta” as an early birthday present.  They wanted me to be able and use it when we visited the Biltmore in Asheville, NC. It was a success, and I set my daily goals.

Therein lies the problem. GOALS. I have a type A personality who is extremely goal oriented, driven and I will say it…and “overachiever” of sorts. Of course with the new hip (almost 5 months old) I was more determined than ever. It has been so long since I have walked in such a manner.

So, I set my goals. I wanted to take 7,500 steps, drink 75 ounces of water and sleep 8 hours a night. Today I achieved all my goals. Since I received Alta, I have logged 112,742 steps…49.18 miles….26,029 calories burned! I am so pleased. And yes, each day I have exceeded my goals.beach-1538418_640

I realized as I walked this evening (trying to catch that goal so I can get to 10,000 steps) that I was so very grateful that GRACE didn’t have a FitBit. There was no wrist band tracking the steps I took to share Christ or the number of times I did something “for” Him or even the amount of time I spent reading my Bible.

I would never meet the goals needed! There would never be enough to attain Grace on my own. My sweet Jesus Christ offered grace to me. I accepted it and now, no matter if I make the goals or not….I am still loved and I have still been given Grace. I am so thankful for that!Ephesians 2_8-9

I see now why my personality type has had to learn that I can’t earn His love. It took a while, but He created me and knew it would. He loved me that much!

Hmmmm… so maybe I need to create a FitBit Grace! You get credit for the steps….even if you didn’t take them!

~Be Encouraged Today

Isaiah 55_8-9


Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

2 thoughts on “Alta meets Grace

  1. Well Early Happy Birthday. Even when it arrives you’ll still appear younger than any your age! Happy Fit Day today.


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