Leaving Spiritual Footprints

She walked carefully, stretching out her little legs to reach her Mama’s footprints.  Placing footprints beachher foot on the wet sand inside where hers had been felt good to the child.  She was growing.  One day, she thought, my feet will be as big as hers!

The way we walk has a spiritual effect on the earth.  The way we live leaves spiritual footprints that last.  With choosing to walk carefully according to how God is leading, our footprints leave blessing.  When we choose to walk against God, our footprints leave cursing.  Heaven and earth are witnesses.

19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  ~Deuteronomy 30:19-20

Abraham received God’s invitation to walk across the Promised Land, and God essentially told him that everywhere he placed his feet would belong to him and his descendents forever. Lillian's journey at 18 months with Mom close by... With each step, Abraham was claiming the land physically and spiritually.

We are here to do the same.  What kinds of footprints are we leaving?  Ones that push open doors so that the King’s love can come in?  Footprints that bring healing and restoration?  Ones that those following behind us will want to fill, too?

(c) Robin Lawrimore, February 2013

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