Psalm 68:13 “Though ye have lain among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.”
Have you ever found yourself lying among the pots? What would that look like? I’m assuming the Psalmist didn’t mean clean pots, but dirty ones. Ones that had been used to cook over an open fire — all blackened on the bottom and with food encrusted on the insides.
Yuck! I have to admit, I’ve been there more than once. Of course, before the Lord saved me — safe bet – but even since then I’ve made the choice to go out and lay among the dirty pots. My thoughts are such that instead of allowing the Lord to place on me the mantle of love and grace He has for me, I allow my thoughts to take me out to lie among the dirty pots of selfishness, greed, pride, self-pity, and several others. Sometimes I even wallow around in them for awhile — sometimes a long while.
It is always a choice. Whose thoughts am I going to think? Who am I going to believe? Who will I chose to follow today?
This isn’t a matter of “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps” and moving on, but of making a decision about who you are going to believe and obey. We make this decision every day, or perhaps several times a day, whether we are aware of it or not. We either say “Yes!” to the Lord and His call on our lives, or we allow the enemy to take us on an unplanned, unwanted, and sometimes unnoticed detour.
I’m trying to get back in the habit of saying yes to the Lord the moment I wake up. I find that if I fall asleep thinking about Him and His blessings, He is more often the first person I think of upon waking. My husband and I usually talk for a few minutes before falling asleep and have been trying more often to pray together during that time. That really helps my first thoughts to be of the Lord.
“…choose you this day (and every day) whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
Remember, it is a choice!
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