“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”” Isaiah 52:7
When I was growing up, there were seldom shoes on my feet. I just loved going barefoot!
During the summer months when my brothers and I were out of school, we never wore shoes. I cannot tell you how many rusty nails and grass burrs (stickers) we stepped on during that time. Oh, my! Those were some painful experiences, physically speaking! However, I was never deterred from repeating my country-girl habits. To this day, I still go barefoot in the house and am very thankful there are no rusty nails or grass burrs to dodge!
This morning I was thinking about our feet from a spiritual angle. Do we have compassionate, kind, tender-hearted, loving feet that carry us to places where we can serve the Lord? How are we to put our feet into action during these unprecedented times? There are lots of things that could hinder us—our modern-day rusty nails and stickers. However, it comes as no surprise that God always has a plan and is ready to make a way for us to serve Him passionately as His Spirit directs.
May God use each of us to tell the old, old story in some way today. If we are willing, He is able. May we always steer clear of paths that will only distract and hinder us in our walk with Him. When we trade the rusty nails and stickers of life for an abiding peace that is only found in Jesus, we will avoid places that are not found in God’s best plan for our lives.
Prayer: Dear God, thank You for leading us through this journey called life. We are more than grateful that You come alongside and help us to use the gifts You’ve given us so generously. Please keep our spiritual feet strong, steady, and without the distraction of rusty nails and stickers. Help us to honor You with each breath we take. I pray these things in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, and Lord. Amen.