Every morning, I do an exercise called the plank. It strengthens my core. The exercise wasn’t fun when I started doing it a few years ago, but now, I look forward to it each day and have been able to increase my time while holding the plank position.
This morning, I took my iPhone down to the floor with me as usual and went to start the phone’s stopwatch function to do the plank. To my surprise, I had not stopped the stopwatch and reset its function from the exercise yesterday. The stopwatch was still running almost 24 hours later. My workout had been completed, but the clock was still running.
This reminded me of our life of faith. God asks us to do something and He may even attach a timeframe to our act of obedience, but that doesn’t stop God’s clock. Long after we have done what He asked, He is still at work accomplishing more than our single act of obedience could produce.
Today, as you return to certain routines of obedience, the Lord wants you to know He has been working around the clock to accomplish even more than you could imagine. He never stops working. Take comfort in that reality.