Duck Feathers

 There are times in each of our lives that we are on the receiving end of harsh words, or we are the ones dealing the harshness. We have to waddle around with what people say and how it is spoken to us. Do we allow what is voiced, to sit and fester with bitterness and resentment building up? Tucking it away for another day?

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We need some duck feathers!

Have you have ever observed a duck in the water getting wet? Water droplets bead up on it’s back and simply roll off. My prayer the other day was, “Lord, let the unkind words spoken to me just roll off my back. Give me some ‘spiritual duck feathers’ to protect my heart. In Your name, Amen”

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Do you need to ask the Lord for a set of duck feathers?

If we allow the yucky, messy, gross, and putrid bitterness to turn into rottenness, what do we expect is going to come out of our mouths and our hearts? It won’t be good!

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We don’t need to hold all of the resentment and bitterness inside. Let’s ask God to get it out so that our hearts don’t spew putrid bile on our loved ones. Get away from that habit.

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Proverbs 4:23 NIV says it so plainly,

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

So, let’s have God clean out what is in there already and pray for some duck feathers to protect our hearts from what will be said in the future.

(Maybe I should have prayed for the shell of an armadillo! Then again, maybe not, as they have leprosy. Eeew. )

Duck feathers my friends!

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This untamed and chaotic hour.

Lord I need You in this untamed and chaotic hour.

To feel your might and absorb Your power.

I have failed in the area of kindness.

Help me get past my shallow one-sidedness.

I am calling out dear Lord for your guidance.

Waiting with bated breath for assurance.

That I am not alone on this sorrowful path.

Full of self-centered self-absorbed wrath.

Life has gotten me down at the moment.

Yet your grace is sufficient and even prominent.

Help me to rest fully stranded in You.

I think today we will go to the zoo!

I’ll let my “wildlife” mingle with yours.

To gape at the beauty that walks on all fours.

Winged creatures and water cows, reptiles and the rest.

This day just might turn out for the best!