Being a member of Weight Watchers, I constantly have “Weigh-in” time on my mind. For those who may not know, weigh-in is when we get to the center, find the card with all our information on it, take it to the instructor and step on the scale to see how much weight we have lost, or gained, during the past week. It is the time we give account of how well, or badly, we have done with our eating habits during the past week. As the saying goes, we think about it morning, noon and night.
As Christians, I suggest we have a weigh-in time also. Each day we need to:
Weigh-in our attitude – The Bible says, “This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) Start your day on track with a good attitude. Be thankful that things are as well with you as they are.
Weigh-in our job performance – Whether a student, an employed person, a homemaker or a retired person, we need to determine that today, whatever we have to do, we will do it as if we are working for the Lord. We are, you know. We should give an honest day’s work, for an honest day’s pay. (2 Thess. 3:10; Col. 3:17)
Weigh-in our friends – Look at the people with whom you associate. Are they people who will encourage you and make you a better person? Associate with those who will help you go to heaven. (1 Cor. 15:33) <!–more–>
Weigh-in the places we go – Would you take Jesus with you today, or tonight? Would you be comfortable with him walking in beside you? He is, you know. (Matthew 28:20; Isa. 41:10)
Weigh-in our tongue – As Christians we should be people of few words. We should listen more than we speak. (Ecc. 5:2) Our son, who is an educator, has an owl puppet that often tells the children, “I never learn anything new when I’m the one doing the talking.” We need to weigh-in the words we speak, to always speak those things becoming to a Christian. Filthy talk, or suggestive jesting, should never exit the mouth of a Christian. “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.” (Matthew 12:34; Prov. 23:7; Jas. 1:19)
Weigh-in our faith – Evaluate your life, your faith (2 Cor. 13:5). God has a purpose for each one of us. He put us here for a reason. There is something He wants us to do. Are you giving your life to the Lord? Are you fulfilling His purpose for your life? Have you given yourself to the Lord by becoming a Christian?
Weigh-in for eternity – The great “weigh-in” is coming when each of us will stand before God and give an account of our life. (2 Cor. 5:10) Weigh-in daily by evaluating your day to see if it has been what the great Teacher would expect, or want you to do.
Nothing is more rewarding to a Weight Watcher’s member than to step on the scale to weigh-in and hear the words, “You did great!” Nothing will be more rewarding to the Christian than to weigh-in before the Great Judge and hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant….enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matt. 25:23)