During the summer months, our feet tend to get more attention than any other time of the year – especially women’s feet. We get pedis, moisturize, and shop for cute sandals. Once August is over, we typically shove our feet back into socks and shoes and tend to forget about them until warm weather rolls around again.
Did you know that God wants us to have beautiful feet all year long? Every day of our lives? Not just when we’re at the pool or wearing flip flops? It’s true.
Romans 10:14-15, NLT “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”
God says are feet are beautiful when we bring good news. This means the beauty of our feet is tied directly with the words that come from our lips! Ugly words = ugly feet. Beautiful words = beautiful feet. God is saying you can spend all the time and money you want on nail polish, foot scrubs, and sandals, but if your words aren’t pleasing and uplifting, your money is wasted. So before you check out your toes, check your mouth.
He mentions our feet again in Ephesians 6:15, NLV “Wear shoes on your feet which are the Good News of peace.” He is instructing us again to bring good news. He wants us to use our feet not just as accessories but as tools that can reach others with the gospel of Christ!
For me, I have started asking God every day to help me have beautiful feet. The scripture in Romans asks how they (the lost) can hear without someone preaching to them. This is our job! We are to preach the message of the Good News through our words, our actions, and our faith. Those are the things that keep our feet beautiful in the eyes of God, and that is what I desire more than anything. I want God to use me and my family’s story in any way He can to reach the lost and share His Love.
Father God, we come before you today thanking You for your love, your mercy, and your grace. We want You to use us as Your messengers. Use us as Your earthly hands and feet. Help us to realize Your will for our lives. Help us to guard our mouths against words are that harmful, untrue, or unnecessary. Help us to be messengers of the Good News wherever we may go. Let us bring Your peace and Your presence with us in to every situation. We love you and we know You love us. Give us beautiful feet, Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Where can you take your beautiful feet today? Where can you share the Good News? It may not be through sharing scripture or even God’s plan of salvation. It may be through a compliment to a co-worker. It may be in telling your spouse that you love them. It may be in holding open the door at the grocery store for a stranger.
It may be in what you DON’T say or do. When your friends are dishing on the latest gossip, when your kids are complaining about their teacher, when you come home to your husband’s socks on the floor (again!) – how you respond is just as effective in keeping your feet beautiful. Ask God to help you guard your mouth and your thoughts. He will help you. He wants you to be beautiful from head to toe!
Before you put on your shoes each day, what do you do to keep your feet beautiful in the eyes of God?