I was nearing home from a morning walk when a gentle picture made itself to home in my mind: me, just inside the door – oh the relief and pleasantness of kicking off my shoes. And on the very heels (pun intended) of that came a Scripture phrase: feet shod. You know the verse, don’t you? Having our feet shod with the preparation of the gospel. At least that is the way I remembered it. Then to find it.
Here’s the KJV. The translation we memorized, right? 🙂
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
And another phrasing:
15 and wear on your feet the readiness that comes from the Good News of shalom.
Let us yield not to the temptation of kicking off our Shalom Shoes. Times come when we picture it so pleasant to kick them off to give that certain someone a piece of our mind. Don’t do it! (Notice I did not say the Mind of Christ – we always need to give HIS MIND.) So lets keep those shoes on until we get all the way home to rest at the feet of JESUS.
Thank You, ABBA. For strength to walk, not just on this sod but with Your Spirit; thank You that You enable us to keep our shoes on even when kicking them off for the moment would seem much more pleasant. Thank You for profound lessons in simple matters. I ask You to strengthen, comfort, heal and make whole my brothers and sisters all around the globe praying in Yeshua’s name for Your intervention. Thank You for Your perfect answers for us all.
50th day of 2014 – 50th day?? Already? And what have I done??
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