Monday, December 12, 2011

What gets you up in the morning?

I've been meditating this week on a verse from John 4 where Jesus tells his disciples, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to do his work."
This is my food? What did Jesus mean?
This is what nourished Jesus. This is what fed him. This was his sustenance, what fueled his engine, what motivated, compelled, prodded and goaded him.
To do his father's will was what turned Jesus' crank. It inspired, stimulated, stirs and strengthened him. It charged his batteries, got him up in the morning, and got his blood pumping. It satisfied him, quenched his thirst, and built him up. It fired him up, jump-started him, put a spring in his step, put a fire in his belly, fanned the flame, and encouraged him forward.
To do his father's work ignited a passion, birthed vision, and invigorated him.
It popped his buttons, put the wind in his sails, was the wind beneath his wings and stoked the fire.
It transfused him, infused him, motivated, stimulated, caffeinated, and awakened him.
It greased the wheels, was a kick in the pants, got his juices flowing, pumped him up, and put a song on his lips.
To do the will of the Father was what floated his boat, put the wind at his back, empowered, and emboldened him. This is what energized him, got him going, wet his whistle, and lit the fuse. It invigorated him, instilled desire, and stirred him.
How about you?
What motivates you? What gets you up in the morning?

Have a great week!