TAKE up your bed and walk
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I remember in high school I would have this intense monologue every morning before I opened my eyes. A fierce argument about why I shouldn’t get up and go to school.
“You already know everything they’re going to try to teach you. You can sleep in.”
Little did I know this was, actually, a metaphor for life! Something is always telling us it’s OK to sleep in. Well guess what? IT’S NOT!
So as part of living this radical act I’m waking up GRATEFUL every single morning, and the only dialogue I’m having is these words: “Pick up your bed and walk.” It’s already inspiring me to a different outlook on the entire day — knowing that God needs me to do Her divine works.
And it isn’t only literal. Picking up our bed means to get rid of the excuses, to actively defy that little needling voice that wants us to “sleep in” from Life and all the good it has to offer us. Walking means doing something productive, something that uses your talents and leads you to a definable goal that you’ve been led to aim for.
The great rap section of this track calls dawn the “God Hour” – maybe cuz it’s a perfect time to seek divine inspiration. Let’s help each other wake up…pick up…and walk!