Have you ever had a day where you just don't feel like exercising? Well, this was my day to drag my heels, tell myself how tired I was, discuss (with myself) how much I had exercised that week and how I surely needed a break....and on and on it went. As I was listing out all the reasons why I didn't want to go I knew what was best and remembered what I had committed to. So, out the door I went with heavy feet!
Just as I stepped into the water I noticed a small ripple began to slowly move it's way across the entire pool. I began to warm up on the stairs; the ripples became bigger and quicker. As I began swimming laps the ripples became more rapid and consistent. That's when I heard God whisper in my spirit, "that's your life. If you just obey and step in....I'll be the ripple effect from you to this world. The effects will be far and wide as they move out from you....I will use them for my Glory."
As I finished and began to dry off I noticed that the movement had continued without my body even being in the water anymore! Ladies, that's how it works. Long after a conversation or an encounter with our spouse, children, neighbors, co-workers, those along our day; He will continue the ripple effect....the effect of grace, love, support, prayer, words of encouragement that we gave out along the way.
So, even if you don't feel like it today.....just step in and wait and see what He will do with your ripple effect!