Growing up, my mama never paid a lot for my shoes.
I had a really bad habit of dragging my feet when I walked, so the bottoms of my shoes and the tips of my shoes were often scuffed.
I also spent a tremendous amount of time in mud puddles because:
WHY NOT. 😆😛
So when I would be gifted a pair of shoes that I actually WANTED (think: the Converse 👟 with the stars you could swap out the colors and NOT the Dollar General skippies) I would be extra careful to take care of them.
Once the new 👟 shoes were on my feet, I was suddenly more aware of how I was walking. I made a special effort not to drag my feet so that the shoes would last longer.
Oh, but don’t get it twisted, I would also receive REGULAR reminders 🗣🗣🗣🗣 from my mama to pick my feet up when I walked, which certainly helped me to remember. 😆
In today’s reading we are reminded that we are God’s creation and because of this,
we are called to care for our bodies and our soul in the same way.
He made us! Why would we then destroy something he took such good care to create? 🤔
A very simple example of this is if you went out and bought a brand new pair of red bottom shoes and you just wore them wherever you wanted to wear them.
👠In the pool, etc.
You would never do that, right?
Because of their VALUE 💰 .
You worked for the money you used (unless you have a rich aunt or a sugar daddy 🤪) to purchase the shoes, correct?
So they are VALUABLE to you!
I am certainly not comparing myself (or you 👀) to a pair of shoes, but this is a great example of how much God cares for us and VALUES us.
Honey, on a daily basis I imagine God walking around behind me saying “girl pick up your feet!” when I make mistakes (which I do on a daily basis).
Do you have a daily routine to care for your body?
Has that routine changed during the pandemic?
Scripture: You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
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