My daughter and I watched War Room the other night. This was my second time seeing this movie yet when it begin to play something stood out to me that I never figured out the first time. It was the issue with Liz’s smelly feet. I kept trying to understand why they would mention this, over and over, in the movie when it didn’t seem to fit. So I begin to read. I first had to understand what significance feet mean, biblically, and as I studied, it says that feet represent our walk, conduct or formal possession. Ok! With this in mind, it means that Liz’s feet represented her conduct. We know, from the movie, that Liz’s conduct wasn’t 100% because she admitted to not spending a lot of time in prayer nor did she pray for her husband. Plus, she was so wrapped up in work that she began to miss important parts of her daughter’s life. Thus her smelly feet representing her smelly/bad conduct.
And often times, our conduct, as children of God is bad and smelly. That’s because we walk into places we have no business, we do things we know aren’t right and we carry ourselves in ways that aren’t pleasing to God. So when the aroma of our sacrifice begins to burn, it stinks in the nostrils of God. Oh but aren’t you glad God is willing to wash our dirty, funky feet? Aren’t you excited about the fact that God doesn’t turn us away when we take off our shoes and they smell bad because we’ve walked through things that caused them too? Doesn’t it make your heart rejoice that God is willing to stoop down before us and wash our smelly feet in order to cleanse us, His children? If it doesn’t, it should because the bible says in Isaiah 52:7, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!” If your feet represent your conduct, how would yours smell? If you took your spiritual shoes off, right now, how would they smell? Are you willing to remove them and see or should I say smell?