How beautiful are the feet of those who
preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!~ Romans 10:15
Look at your feet for a moment. Did you know that your feet are messengers? What message are we carrying? I long to bring glad tidings of good things! Oh dear. Some days it seems impossible. Really. Sometimes the Lord will remind me to slow down. Pay attention. Listen more. Let things go. Talk less. Walk lighter. Walk in step with Him. He will ask me about my feet and if I'm out of step. (Did I save any time for Him that day?) He will ask me about my countenance. Is it full of love and light? Some days it really isn't.
Some days are harder than others. Some days I'm not so sure I have any glad tidings left.
Or any good things for that matter. Sorry Martha.
What's going on in our hearts shows on our faces and creates the rhythm of our steps...
I have really been pressed in this area over the last eight months and with a very heavy heart as I have had the demands of the house, children, schools, etc. completely solo except for the weekends. I have felt almost every day for the last eight months that I am failing. I am trying to do it all and trying to do it all well. If you asked me a year ago if I thought that my feet would be taking care of these tiny feet completely solo for nearly eight months I would have given you a great, big southern hug and said "No way! After all, I have been squeezed and pressed about all that one human being can handle!"
But apparently God had different plans and felt that I needed a bit more squeezing.
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I thought I was past that part of my life. Sweet goodness. He is never finished with us.
But I'm doing it. By His grace. I'm pressing on. I'm trusting on a new level~ a deeper level of faith. I'm encouraging myself as I encourage you. And I'm trusting that He will work out all the details. He's really good at that.
I look at the precious feet of my tiny children and I see world changers with my eyes of faith. I also see that the way in which I teach the gospel of peace~ the way in which I bring glad tidings of good things to them is the very way in which they will receive it and then ultimately, prayerfully their feet will bring those same good things to other people. I have to get it right with them even when I'm being pressed on all sides.
Their feet are dependent on it........