Boots were made for walking
Being a born and raised Kentucky girl, I love the opportunity to run around barefoot. I know, I know… I’m giving truth to the thought that everyone in KY is shoeless.
When I was a child, the worse thing that might happen while being barefoot outside was, stepping in a “cow patty” or ending up with a “planters wart”… Gross, I know! But There was just something about the feeling of that green lush grass between your toes.
Now that I live in Texas I can’t even walk out in my backyard without shoes on.
The terrain here is so different. It’s considered to be very rough, dry and to top it off, you have stickers and possible snakes at every turn.
I may not go barefoot anymore, but I get as close as I can by wearing mostly just flip-flops.
I’ve come to the conclusion I’ll never get my “Texas Card” until I own a pair of cowboy boots.
I don’t think boots are ugly, actually there are several styles that I think are adorable, I just don’t find them overly comfortable.
A few Sundays ago, Pastor Matthew Hagee was teasing me about needing to wear boots. He said, “to get to the place you’re going, boots will take you there.”
I responded by saying, “that’s the truth, as Christians we have to walk through a lot of junk.”
He responded by saying, “Yes ma’am, the taller the tops, the deeper you can walk.”
Those statements got me to thinking.
We all are wanting to go from level to level… place to place… I can’t do what I was use to in KY, because I’m in a different place now.
So often we expect to arrive where we’re going without changing our shoes!
Ephesians 6:15 says;
“And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;”
Shod- Fit (a horse) with a shoe or shoes (of a person) Be wearing shoes of a specified kind;
Growing up around horses, I knew that I couldn’t ride my horse in certain areas had their feet not been shod. It was for their protection and mine.
To be fit with the gospel of peace means being prepared for offense and challenges. It’s gonna happen! Walk as Jesus walked and forgive and give.
Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
As we are going to the place, know that you will have heartache, trouble and trials. The terrain will get rough, but if your feet are shod with the correct protection, you will be just fine.
After all… Boots were made for walking, right?