When we are not mindful of what we do and say, our words and actions can have immediate consequences to those around us.
[Darris McNeely] I'm still going through rehabilitation on my injured calf, I'm still in this boot. And it's going to be a little bit of a time before I get back to my normal steps and normal way of life. As I said in previous Dailies on this, I have learned a lot of lessons about taking mindful steps in my own life right now to keep from reinjuring my calf, causing pain. That's why this boot is on to help in the healing process. And it's got me to thinking about, again, the spiritual decisions, the spiritual steps that we take in our life. I talked in another Daily about the fact that some of the steps we take in our life have long-term consequences. And that's true.
The Psalms and Proverbs talk about having wisdom in our path, in our steps, and God establishing our way of our life. There's another Psalms in Psalms 40:2 Psalms 40:2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my goings.
American King James Version×that helps us to understand something, again, about steps and sometimes short-term decisions we make, words we say, or whatever, have implications as well. And we need to think about that. You know, sometimes we may blurt out a word of offense toward someone in anger, in impatience, and it will damage a relationship we have in our families, at work, with our friends. And we need to be very careful, because we'll probably have to apologize. We may cause harm, and we will have to, in a sense, walk that comment back. So, there's long-term steps we take that impact our whole life. There are other mistakes we make and steps we take that are not so mindful and cause short-term difficulties for us.
There's a Psalms 40:2 Psalms 40:2He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my goings.
American King James Version×that says this, "Speaking of God, He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock and established my steps." That's a good thought, but it's also a good prayer to God to ask God to establish our steps on a rock so that our lives don't get out of whack, we don't injure ourselves, our relationships, and other people. Be mindful of the steps we take.
Again, I'm very mindful as I rehab this injury to my calf, that of every step that I take right now, there's gonna be a period of time to come back from that. There's a spiritual lesson for us, deep lessons about taking mindful steps before God and asking God to set our steps upon a firm rock. And that firm rock is God Himself and Jesus Christ His son.
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