Stop Living in the "-ed"

Psalm 24:7 Lift up your heads, O you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

She was the picture of a star-spangled beauty.  Her blond tresses were braided in an intricate pattern pulling her hair back so your eyes were drawn to the bright blue of her own.  Her eyes danced with joy as she twirled her glow-up necklace and sipped a grape slushie.

When said slushie hit the ground, her eyes pooled like two miniature oceans.  "I dropped-ed my slushie and I cried-ed," she moaned.  I wanted to chuckle at her addition of an ed to every word but it would have only added to her distress.

Today I am reading Psalm 24.  In this chapter David considers who can draw near to God.  A holy God can only be approached by the holy and upright.  The mistake I make is that holiness is something I do.

Are you ever tempted to bring up your mistakes to God? We affix an "ed" on our life and live in a perpetual cycle of yesterday's sin.  Jesus wants us to lift up our heads to invite Him into our today so we move beyond our yesterday.

Jesus, thank you for giving me a glimpse of You.  When I take my eyes off my flaws and look squarely into Your eyes of love, I am flooded with Your grace.  You take the "-ed" out of my life.


  1. Shannon - Thank you for being my reminder this morning that He will only draw us nearer is we allow HIM to lead our paths. Duane and I are going thru some tough life struggles right now and if we didn't have that strong relationship with each other and with God I truly don't think I would make it.

    Have a good day!

    Kim Nash Wales

  2. Kimmie,

    So great to hear from you. I am so honored that you received some encouragement here this morning. XOXO

  3. Very good post! I need to work on taking my "ed" out of my life and also of putting them on others as well. I know I "ed" my husband!! Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Love it! I lifted up my head and sat at his feet for a long time this morning. So thrilled, relieved, heartened that indeed he did come in!


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