Shake It Off

21 Jun

Shake It Off…

When I was in college, I worked many part time jobs. One of the places I worked was a quarry. Before I could go home, I had to spend time shaking the dust off of my clothes. Shaking off dust is a scriptural thing; Jesus told His disciples to shake the dust from their feet; Paul shook the dust from his garments. In the case of Paul and the disciples, the dust was specifically linked to rejection.

Being rejected in your life is like a cloud of dust settling on you. You may still be walking around with the remnants of that rejection – a spirit of fear, anger, bitterness, inferiority, depression, etc. But I couldn’t go home from that quarry with all that dust on my clothes. And you can’t enter the streets of heaven or the blessings of the abundant life covered with dust.

Thus it’s time to shake off whatever dust has affected your life, your soul, and your emotions! Shake off that rejection, sin, guilt, fear, and that gloom! Shake off whatever you have to shake off. For you were never meant to go through life covered with dust!

Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor,
Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again. Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive. Isaiah 52: 1-2

Today, shake off the dust the enemy has tried to put on your life, the dust of rejection, failure, shame, guilt, defilement, fear whatever it is… Shake it off!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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