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Dust Bunnies

Now, when I think of a bunny, I think of the cute, hopping, furry baby rabbit animal with two long ears. I also think of a nickname that someone might call another person. Do y’all know what a dust bunny is???

It’s just a collection of grossness that piles up in crevasses, corners, and under stuff. Wikipedia says that  “dust bunnies are small clumps of dust that form under furniture and in corners that are not cleaned regularly. They are made of hair, lint, dead skin, spider webs, dust, and sometimes light rubbish and debris, and are held together by static electricity and felt-like entanglement.” You can’t even make anything from a dust bunny. At least, with dirt, you can make mud pies, plant flowers, or whatever. Not with dust bunnies, they are useless grime pets that invade your home, no matter how clean you are.

My point…. we were made of dust! Not dirt! Dust! My God is so amazing that He took dust, formed it, and made a man. That’s how you know He’s good, He took something that could never be anything and made everybody. “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7. Why do I bring this up? Well, I was thinking, earlier, how we do things as if we were made of dirt and not dust. What I mean is, as children of God, we often do things as if we don’t need His help (maybe only I did that). When, we, dust bunnies (or maybe I’m the only dust bunny here), need all the help that we can get. We take parts of the Bible and apply them to our lives and leave the other parts as if they don’t exist. We expect the “desires of our hearts” when we don’t “delight in the Lord” (Psalms 37:4). Often, we get angry with God for certain situations that we get ourselves into when it was our choice not to take His “way to escape” (1 Corinthians 10:13).  We don’t want to forgive those that we feel have wronged us but we expect God’s forgiveness every time we knowingly go against His will (Matthew 6:15). We expect to thrive off the fact that we are saved but we don’t feed our spirit man (Matthew 4:4).

So often, we declare that “God knows my heart,” without actually taking into consideration that He really does. He sees the bitterness that causes you to hold grudges. God knows the anger that you harbor inside that won’t allow others close to you. He knows the pride within you that won’t allow you to accept help from anyone. God knows all this stuff because, well, He’s God and He created you… FROM DUST (I’m still in amazement). “….for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7. But, not only does He see all of this, but He wants to heal us from it. God wants us to be whole, just as the woman with the issue of blood (Matthew 9:12). He offers to dry up those issues that we have dealt with for so long. God wants us to be strengthened. That’s why He causes His strength to be made perfect when we are weak (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Now don’t go around saying that I called you a dust bunny, or dirty, or gross. Nope… I didn’t. But we are nothing without God and that we must be careful how we handle His grace. He took what we deserved and gave us what we didn’t and that should be enough for us to want to live according to His will.

I’m praying for y’all, I really am.

Love ya! K.Bye!

Ms. A.M.White

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