Shake the Dust

Matthew 10:14 “If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town.” (NIV)*

IMG_0366When all that can be done is done, and all that can be heard has been said, it may be time to move on.

When obedience was met with crossed arms and closed ears, it may not only be time move on, but time to let go. Time to shake the dust off your feet.

Dirt covered soles would drop dirt at the next place…leaving a trail of grudges and regrets in once welcoming hearts.

So take some time to shake the dust. Forgive, give thanks, and let the dirt be recycled by God.

Then, with feet shaken dust free, step forward.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

photo by Patty Perkins, dirt compliments of my son


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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