Have you ever left the house wearing two different shoes? I have! In fact, it was last Friday. After visiting the Chiropractor, I decided to take a stroll through mall. What else helps a girl feel better than shopping—right?
I was searching for a pair of white pants to match my new spring top and jacket that I happen to be wearing that day. While in the dressing room, I noticed for the first time that I had on one brown wedge shoe and one black wedge shoe.
“Good grief, Micca! What a fashion statement!” I said to myself. I realized then I was either losing it or I was much busier than I realized!
My next move was to get out of the mall without my mix matched shoes being spotted. It didn’t happen. A lady stopped me to compliment my top and jacket.
“Oh, how cute!” she exclaimed. “Where did you get it?” She questioned. Then, without taking a breath she added, “I never look put together like you do now.”
Put together??? Obviously she hadn’t looked lower than my waist! That’s when I fessed up.
“Look.” I said sticking out a foot and pointing downward toward my flawed feet. We both burst into laughter!
Driving home I pondered about why these sorts of things happen to me. Then, I remembered. It’s God’s way to teaching me about spiritual things. I just wish He didn’t always have to use His sense of humor!
As I thought more about the situation, it reminded me of the Pharisees. They always looked good on the outside, but the inside wasn’t always so neatly kept. In fact, they were compared to white-washed tombs—clean on the outside but stinky on the inside. The Pharisees’ were more concerned about their outward appearance than their inward heart.
Ouch! The truth is sometimes you and I can be more concerned about our outward appearance than our inward heart too. I know this because American women spend millions of dollars each year on beauty aids, clothes, and procedures that make us look younger. What if we spent that kind of time and money on beautifying our soul?
We’d live in a different world.
I spent the rest of that day praying this prayer. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Praying for a pure heart is not only a necessity for the Believer, put for our country as well. May 7 is the National Day of Prayer. The theme this year is American’s Hope based on Psalm 33:22.
“May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.”
Please join me this Thursday in praying for America. To lean more visit www.NationalDayofPrayer.org