Friday, August 26, 2011

HIS Shoes

My Old Shoes
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For me, life has always been a little tight, a little uncomfortable, a little stiff around the edges.

Life a new pair of shoes, I've walked many a year trying to "break" life in.

Unsure of who I was, afraid of who I was not, my journey of growing up was filled with blisters, that overtime, left callouses on my heart.

But then,

I started following in the footsteps of the Master.

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As I let go of insecurities and took hold of His hand, I discovered the shoes I'd been wearing didn't fit at all.

Shoes of guilt

and shame,

and failure

and fear.


So, I traded them for HIS.


Shoes of forgiveness.


Shoes of grace.


Shoes of love.


What a difference a good pair of shoes can make. And, I've been wearing HIS ever since!

These shoes have walked with me through heartache and grief, through the wilderness and up on mountain peaks, through joy and sorrow.

The journey hasn't always been easy, but the shoes....HIS shoes have never let me down.

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Now, when I put HIS shoes on, I hardly even notice them. For you see, with each step taken, I am conforming to the ways of my Father. With each road traveled, I am being transformed into HIS image. With each twist and turn on the path of life, I am discovering HIS goodness, His faithfulness, HIS beauty. And, the older I get, the more comfortable HIS fit.

As the Holy Spirit leads, and I travel this road of faith, these shoes, faithful and growing older each day, have become one of my prized possessions.

In fact,

I never leave home without them~




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9 comments:

  1. Love your words today! You expressed wonderfully what my heart feels too.

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  2. Stopped by from the 5 Minute Friday linky's ... and was blessed by your description - I definitely relate!!!

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  3. I really enjoyed your thoughts on "older". Wonderful.

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  4. Hi Stacy - there is something about the way you write that just touches me. I love this. I also have felt life's shoes don't fit. How awesome to think of God's blessings as shoes that make it possible to walk His road. Great post.
    God bless, Stacy and have an awesome weekend
    Tracy

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  5. Oooh great analogy! I love the trading in our ill fitting shoes for His just right ones! Great 'older' post!

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  6. You know...some days I just put on the wrong pair of shoes.

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  7. Hi Stacy,

    I loved how you exchanged your ill-fitting shoes for His shoes. Such an apt metaphor! I also read your About page and I am so happy for you that you are discovering and truly knowing His heart of love for you. Beautiful!

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  8. what a sweet post Stacy:} LOVE what His shoes really do do as we wear them and Him...great message for me tonight. love, abby:}

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  9. I love walking in His shoes, and love your take on "older". Older is not a bad thing when you're walking with the Lord.

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Thank you for leaving a "heartprint" of your own.