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Are Your Feet Touching the Ground?

This morning I went for a walk barefooted in my yard and down to the lake.

To be honest it was the first time in a long time, and I mean years, that the soles of my bare feet had really touched the grass and the soil of the land. Yes, there has been the early morning stroll of about 50 yards to walk and to get the newspaper, but I was always walking on asphalt so there was no contact with the ground, no danger per say of getting something in my feet like a thorn, a briar, jagged glass or anything like that.

I was raised on a poor dirt farm in NC. We always went barefooted in the summer because we were not allowed to mess up our good shoes. You quickly learned back then that there were briars, and a lot of broken glass from soda pop bottles and something we call Sand Spurs, and man, those sand spurs are painful to step on them. But the lesson is that we learned to walk, or step correctly and safely or the soles of our feet would get injured. Our soles also became callused and hard.

The Lord spoke to me this morning and said, My child, you and your fellow brothers in Christ do not see the dangers that can attack and hurt their souls and the souls of others around them. We have lived in a blessed state of being for years in the USA and we have forgotten our first love, our protector, our Father.

You see, back in the old days, my feet were tough and hard and I could walk on rocks and not even feel any pain; the soles of my feet became callused. Often I would walk over smaller pieces of glass or small thorns or small baby sand spurs and feel no pain, no reaction.

A lot of our souls have become this way today, we do not see any danger or pain in some of the things that we do or say, because our soul and spirit and thought process has become callused by the world and we do not feel the pain. We have allowed the world to determine for us what is right and what is wrong.

To be at peace with the world is to be at war with God, we need to reflect on that more often. We need to walk correctly with the Lord.

Author Ronnie Rozier says, “I’m just a sinner saved by grace who wants to serve God.’

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