Oh I Forgot I Got New Running Shoes!
I chuckled the other morning because I forgot I got new shoes. I had taken my daughter, Faith, to the shoe store because she needed a new pair of heels. The ones we bought for last year’s soccer banquet were too small. She was buying the exact same pair of black heels – just ½ size bigger. I decided to look at the clearance section at DSW. I found a pair of running shoes for 55% off, and they were my size! I snatched them up. I was planning to wait till next pay day to get a new pair of running shoes (which I desperately needed), but if I was going to pay less than ½ for a good pair, I had to get them now. When we got home, I put them in my closet – still in the box.
Two days later, I was getting ready to go running. I had my old shoes on. I was stretching on the floor of my bedroom and I saw the box. “Oh, I forgot I got new running shoes!” I said a loud.
Quickly, I took off my old pair and put on my new shoes. Ah, what a feeling! I stood up and felt like I was on a cloud. I was even more excited to go running, now that I had my new shoes on. I immediately thought of the Armor of God, “shoes fitted for the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace,” and I thought, “How often do I forget I have new shoes of peace?” I decided to type up Ephesians 6:10-18 and put it on my closet door. It takes a diligent commitment to wake up and mentally put on our Armor of God. I think I’ll also get an index card and tape it to my shelf that reads, “Got your new shoes – fitted for the gospel of peace?”
Kristina Seymour loves to encourage and equip women through the Word and through community. She is the author of The Warrior Mom Handbook, The Warrior Mom Leadership Manual, and The Warrior Wife Handbook; they are available at Amazon.com. Kristina's Bible studies are for women who desire to live by faith in the midst of their everyday lives. She has learned that women can't survive on caffeine and animal crackers alone; women in the Word and in community are united and able to stand firm. To learn more about Kristina, please visit her recently founded Share & Company Publishing House http://seymourkristina.wix.