Foot-washing 101

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When Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, does it occur to you that he could identify each disciple just by looking at their feet? Before each of them were born, He decided if their pinky toe would be stubby or if their arch would be elongated or flat. Even more, He already knew that Peter’s feet would run in desertion and that Judas’s would dangle when he hung himself. Christ washed the the feet of each disciple knowing He would not get a perfect return on His investment in them. He taught them the vulnerability of service.

It is human to want to reap abundance from every seed you plant. How wonderful it would be if every soul you shared the gospel with eventually, if not immediately, came to Christ. If you focus on what you have to lose, you will die of discouragement, hoard your gifts, or live going crazy. Just as Christ washed the disciples’ feet with full knowledge that He could suffer loss, you and I must serve knowing we risk much, but gain more.

Published by georgiapointer

Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

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