Ephesians 6:15– And having shod your feet in preparation (to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news) of the Gospel of Peace (AMP).
I must admit it shocked me a little. I couldn’t help but think of all the money and space required to keep up such a hobby. Then, of course, there are the sore feet derived from heels too high for the human foot to withstand.
I checked my own closet to be sure I wasn’t falling into the same trap. Only three or four pairs of serviceable shoe leather sat there.
Most of the contestants owned hundreds of shoes. Some had even created rooms and walls of special racks to display them. Others used elaborate storage systems based on colour and style. Forget Imelda Marcos. This Canadian shoe contest had lots of women vying for the title of top shoe lady.
There are shoes far more comfortable for our tootsies. They fit people of all sizes and shapes. They aren’t meant to gather dust on a wall or shelf but instead they help us get ready to face, and defeat the enemy.
Prayer: Father God, when we yearn for the flashy instead of the longwearing, remind us that sturdy is better for us. Help us to keep our shoes tied and ready for action. We don’t want to slip, fall, or stumble our way through life. Help us be finalists in the shoe-leather contest that really counts. Amen.
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