Feet are not typically a part of the human body that receives a lot of attention. They certainly are not a part of the body we humans classify as ‘important.’ In fact, I don’t know about you, but at one time I thought feet were one of the least interesting parts of the human body. But did you know that a person’s feet will carry them the equivalent of five times around the earth in an average lifespan?
The Prophet Isaiah tells us something interesting about God and feet. Isaiah 52:7 says, “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!’” How incredible. God thinks feet are beautiful. Not primarily because of how they look, but because of where they can go. God says the feet of anyone who is willing to go anywhere and share the good news of salvation are beautiful.
Sharing the love and hope of Jesus isn’t complicated and it isn’t meant to scare believers. Often, the most effective way to share Jesus with someone is by sharing how He has worked in your own life.
So think about all the places your feet will take you this Christmas season. Remember that Christmas presents a great opportunity to share the love of Christ. Take a step toward being on mission for God today. Let your feet remind you that you have a message to share. I pray that your feet would be beautiful in the sight of God today.
Do you know what God’s favorite day is? I can tell you unequivocally, and without hesitation, that God’s favorite day is today. Now I don’t mean Sunday. I would say that if today were Monday or Thursday or Saturday.
You see, I trust that God did work in your life yesterday. I know He wants to work in your life tomorrow. But the only day He can work in your life is today. The only day you can better the past, or prepare for the future, is today. Listen to this statement:
Our Lord knows that the most important period of time is always “the now.” He knows that your “nows” will soon become your yesterdays, and that if you live each “now” well, you will have no regrets. He also knows that your “nows” determine your future, and that when the future becomes “now,” it will be good if you have lived each past moment well. –James Lord
I hope you served God yesterday, I pray you will serve Him tomorrow, but the only day you can serve Him is today.
Today is the only day you can enjoy. You can’t enjoy yesterday, it is only a memory. You can’t enjoy tomorrow, it is only a possibility. You can really only enjoy today. Whether or not you enjoy today is up to you.
If there is anything this post-modern culture that we live in is sure of it is that you cannot be absolutely sure of anything. You can believe in many things. You can be passionate about a lot of things, but nothing can be known absolutely, especially in the area of spirituality and morality.
I discovered this quote by Gandhi that serves to emphasize the almost universal uncertainty that is associated with religious belief of any kind. When he was asked why he tried to persuade people of his political beliefs, but not his religious beliefs, he said this – “In the realm of the political and social and economic, we can be sufficiently certain to convert; but in the realm of religion there is not sufficient certainty to convert anybody and therefore, there can be no conversions in religions.”
The post-modern view of God–that is if there is a God–is that nothing certain can be known about God and you certainly cannot know Him personally. Let me make a concession here. If the Bible is not God’s word and if God has not spoken to us and revealed Himself through His word, then the post-modernist is absolutely right.
But the idea that we cannot know God is simply not true. The Bible says in Jeremiah 9:23-24: “This is what the LORD says: ‘Let not the wise man gloat in his wisdom or the mighty man and his might, or the rich man and his riches. Let them boast in this alone: that they truly know Me and understand that I am the LORD… I, the LORD, have spoken!'”
God not only says that we can know Him, but that we can brag about it! Now if the biblical world view is true, then we can know God personally. We can know God eternally and we can know that we know God now and forever. I find it incredible that God not only says that we can know Him, but that we can indeed boast about it!