Yesterday as I was cleaning, I received a word from God for this devotional. First I just have to say I love shoes. Shoes are a fun way to accessorize. To me if the perfect outfit exists, there has to be a unique pair of shoes to go with it. I have shoes for everything. Dress shoes, casual shoes, work out shoes, tennis shoes, flip flops, slippers and boots; for all occasions. I love all of my shoes even the uncomfortable ones.
So as I am picking up my shoes which at times somehow manage to get scattered all over the house, I hear this still small voice saying, I am more interested in your knees. I wanted to say are you kidding me, you must be crazy. However I knew exactly who said it and I also knew specifically what it meant.
Thought for the week:
As women we can spend large amounts of time shopping for just the right accessories to go with our clothes. Although I do believe God wants the best for us, he also is more interested in how we look on the inside. Have I spent time with him today making my heart the best accessory I own? Next time I am out shopping for shoes, I might remember to check out the knee pads. We can cover huge distances spending time on our knees talking to God.
God, thank you for the knees you gave me. Help me to use them more. Jesus, I give my shoe collection over to you. Help me be more concerned about how my heart looks. Holy Spirit, I want a fresh new touch from you daily. Do not let me live on yesterday’s filling.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.