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Lint In My Pockets

“...and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind…” - Ephesians 4:23 (NASB)

Today, I woke up from having a bad dream. I felt the negative effects of the dream as I was getting out of bed. I thought to myself how odd the dream was and that I needed to snap out of it. Then I dropped my phone between the wall and the bed, then I dropped my eye drop container in the toilet, thankfully it was flushed, then I dropped something else in the kitchen before I had my cup of coffee. Thankfully it wasn’t the coffee pot. Alrighty then!

I was determined not to let any of this ruin my morning or affect the rest of my day, so I prayed about my odd dream and lifted up the cares of the morning to the Lord.

Now it’s the end of the day and the day consisted of being pulled in all directions and reliving tasks that seem to never go away on my list, and I am spent. Kind of like starting the day off with money in your pockets and desiring to buy something but all that’s left is lint. Thank the Lord for the ability to pull out the lint. I’m just grasping at anything to stay positive.

I find I have to talk myself through a lot of just ‘being human’ moments throughout the day and sometimes I don’t have any good words to tell myself - just lint. So, once I’m emptied out of me, the Lord reminds me He has a lot to say to get me through my past, the days ahead, and at the present moment. I need to recall it is His character I am to imitate and His strength I am living on. His thoughts of me that I am believing, and that the words out of my mouth and my attitude must come from His view and not mine.

“…and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.” Verse 24

Heavenly Father, there are days when we have nothing left to give but You have it all. You have the strength, the patience, the longsuffering that is needed to get us to think truthfully about ourselves, others and toward You. Thank you!

This devotion by author, Terrie Miles, is exclusively and solely shared with permission to New Beginnings Church. Any unauthorized printed reproduction, sharing or use of this material is prohibited.

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