Many of us have routines. I have to laugh at mine a bit. Wait, I have to put on my glasses to be able to see to complete the routine. LOL
I take my anti-fungal for my Valley Fever, put on my compression socks, put on my posture brace, put my rice scarf on my neck, put on my inside Chaco’s, take my supplements for my Fibromyalgia, and allergy medicine.
These old “earthsuits” do wear out. I am proof of that. But, I am grateful that I still have this earth suit too!
But, today did I put on the armor?
The belt of truth?
The breastplate of righteousness?
My feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace?
The shield of faith?
The helmet of salvation?
The sword of the Spirit?
The truth of the matter is this:
It is the only way I can be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power!
What is your routine?
~Be Encouraged Today~
Do you remember the character from the Charlie Brown series that was called “Pig Pen”? He seemed to have somewhat of a smile on his face and smudges of dirt all over his clothes and face. He also had a cloud of dust that was surrounding his legs and feet.
Isn’t that a perfect example of how we all feel right now? The smudges are all of our “normal” pressures that go with living this life on planet earth. Everyone is going through some kind of issues. We have illnesses with loved ones, know of friends and family with no jobs, cancer, divorces, family pressures…the list goes on.
Those are the smudges all over us.
Then add the worldwide pandemic and unrest, the national issues on top of all of that…
That cloud of dust that follows Pig Pen around is there with all of us.
The Father has been leading me to several passages of scripture lately. And basically they all say….”Keep your eyes off the smudges, because if you rub them they just get worse, they won’t always go away. Keep your eyes on the Father and the source of those battles, they are not what you think.”
I think the cloud and smudges are not going any where honestly. So we have a choice…where does our focus need to be? I know that I need that reminder over and over.
May you be encouraged with that reminder today.
This is a link to a blog post of a sweet young woman that I am honored to know. Her mother is a dear friend of mine. “Kal”….Kalynn, is an exchange student in Thailand this year. Continue reading Repost: Thai Time with Kal