Peck and Scratch

chickens pecking frosty grass

Peck and scratch. Some days it’s the only way to get through! Peck at the big projects and scratch our way through the tick-tocking minutes. Sometimes we feel stronger for the struggle; other times the payoff isn’t so obvious. Thing is, every moment makes an impact on heart, mind and soul. We’re not conscious of it most of the time, but change happens. We live in a constant state of edit. That’s why it’s so very important — for each of us — to seek “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable.” And as Philippians 4:8 continues, “if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” 

It’s a crystal clear message.  Don’t jump the fence when the grass looks greener on the other side. Don’t ‘go your own way’ when the one true way is clearly outlined, documented and easily accessible. It’s simple, really: There’s a line. Don’t cross it. Why? Because Jesus died on a cross so we could be heaven-bound. Why waste our lives, his sacrifice, and the greatest opportunity ever given on earthly things?


Need a deeper explanation? Need more detailed instruction about where in the world we should go, what in the world we should do, and how in the world to decide what is right in a world gone wrong? Read Ephesians 4:22-32:

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Remember this, live this and accept this: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” And that’s a direct quote from Jesus. Who are we to argue?



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    Gilda January 10, 2016 (8:35 am)

    Amen! Great read for any day. Thanks!