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Proverbs 4:26-27 - Ponder the path of your feet and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.
Psalm 119:105-106 - Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. I have sworn and confirmed That I will keep Your righteous judgments.
Feet matter to God! We know that because the Bible has a great deal to say about feet. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they care for their feet and by the shoes that they wear.
In most cities and in most businesses, people make sure that their shoes are both comfortable, practical and shined. In Florida flip- flops and sandals are appropriate foot wear for church and fine dining. In the military, foot care is taught as one of the most important duties of a soldier.
Some people have small feet, others have long flippers that arrive a full five seconds before the rest of the person. Most teenagers have a period of awkward adjustment while they grow into their feet. All of us know some people who have feet, that have to put it mildly, a not so pleasant fragrance and have the ability to clear a room. If your feet hurt, your whole-body hurts. If your feet are cold, you are cold all over. If your feet are dirty, you can’t feel clean until your wash your feet.
Feet represent the whole body - Whether you know it or not, your feet represent all of you. After all, wherever your feet go, the rest of you must follow. The Bible promises that if we trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding and in all our ways that we acknowledge Him and seek His will He will direct our paths. When God directs our paths, we are able to stay in His ways and in HIS will. When we do this, we will be stable, safe and secure in everything.
The truth is that very few people really walk the narrow road that God has laid out. They do wind up turning to the left and to the right and get off track.
Matthew 7:13-14 - “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Many people have their eyes set on the broad way. It is no coincidence that one of the centers of entertainment in America is called Broadway. The NLT calls it the highway to hell.
Listen, the broad-way is easy anyone can do it. The Lord’s way is narrow and difficult to travel. It requires effort, skill and attention; but it leads to life. The mantra of the world is - follow your heart, follow your dreams. Jeremiah 17:9 - “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? There is probably no worse advice that we could give somebody than to follow your heart.
We are not called by God to follow our heart we are called to follow Jesus. We are not called in the Bible to be the best version of ourselves. We are called to die to ourselves and to follow Jesus.
Feet are a vital part of the Great Commission.
Isaiah 52:7 - How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation,
Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”
Most people would not describe feet as beautiful. When your feet are on the mountains you are on top of the world. You are declaring good news, good things and salvation. The mountains were where the high places were. They are where the idols were, where people place false hope. Someone has to go to the false places that people trust in and declare it is our God who reigns.
The first word of the Great Commission is GO. We are to GO into all the world and preach the Gospel. What world --- our world. Not everyone is called to go to the entire world but into the known world. Your world.
It is your feet that carry you to places. They are what God gave you and me to have mobility.
Romans 10:14-15 - How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
I love the saying that you have to put feet to your faith. You do. How do you do that –GO!
Someone needs to hear this. Satan is under your feet. Romans 16:20 - And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Satan can’t get anything over on you if you understand that He is under you. When you and I came under attack we need to remember that Satan is under our feet.
When you have an enemy under your feet you have the strategic advantage, you have the leverage and in battle you are to keep kicking until the enemy stops moving.
Luke 10:19 (AMP) - Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you.
You and I need to understand the power and authority that Jesus has given us as His disciples.
Never forget — the only place that rightfully belongs to the devil is the small space of ground right under your feet!
I believe that the summer ahead of us is a summer of victory! Each year we take time to have some R&R during the summer but each year we have watched as God does great things as our church continues to advance. Get ready for what God is going to do. Keep praying, believing and moving your feet!
Know that you are Loved, Pastor Marvin & Dawn