Barefoot Devotions

Are You Pierced?

We can be wise in our knowledge of things pertaining to God and the spiritual aspect of life. If it’s only obtained by reading works of others, their opinions, and philosophies then our true knowledge of wisdom from God doesn’t increase. Their words can’t seep into our being and change us.

If our knowledge doesn’t meet God’s wisdom then we only see the world as it is, not as God sees it. We see life through a worldly lens from our perspective that is based on our circumstances from both the past and present.

We must be in God’s Word that is living and sharper than a double-edged sword so that He can pierce through our minds, hearts, and our spirit to reveal His true character, His mind, and His heart to us. Once we allow Him to pierce us then we will see the world as He sees it. We will love as He loves.

Open your mind, open your heart, open your ears and let God pierce through every fiber of your being, every hollow crevice. Only then will you find out who you really are, a purpose and meaning for your life, and all the thirsts you are longing after in this world will be quenched. God made us with a restless yearning to seek Him, to know Him, and to be in fellowship with Him above all.

What are you waiting for?


Hannah B.

Real Truth From Real People

Guest Post: A Piece Of Your Calling

We will be introducing a new column for guest bloggers as part of our new Seeking Stories // Real Truth from Real People series. If you have an encouraging word you would like share, a testimony, or a growing season you would like to share, please Email us here. We hope you enjoy our first story!


For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.  – Hebrews 6:10
A word of encouragement today:

I know I needed to hear it when I came across it in my bible time the other day. That has been one of my biggest struggles of late. Trying to figure out what my calling is leading me to and how I am supposed to be working for God’s kingdom. When we think of our calling we can often relegate this to some super mystical, only spiritual, experience. While that is a part of it, it’s not all of it. A calling on the life of the believer is worked out every day as they walk through each of the situations God has given them. God is not overlooking the work and love you show, for His name. That’s a chance we have constantly. Every moment of every day. How are you doing that?

Well, that is a piece of your calling.
God has given us these moments to live for His glory and as those moments string into days, and days into years, we begin to see the picture of His calling on our life. When we look back someday we will know what our calling is, because we will see the tapestry that God has woven our life into. We will see what the intention for those strong lines of red and black was. Or the continuing recurrence of green, or blue struggle. To ask me now what my calling is would be to ask me to guess at what the tapestry will look like. All I know is that it’s a picture of the image of God that He is weaving together. What is my calling? To glorify God and enjoy Him forever. God is not unjust. He is not overlooking even the smallest acts done in His name.

Netta Marie Woods is a stay at home mom, enjoys writing, home educating, wife, and mother of four. She is passionate about the word of God and understanding it to the fullest. When she isn’t writing or chasing kids, she enjoys gardening and animals.

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