PILLOW TALK

PILLOW TALK

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

The past two weeks my shoulders have been unusually tight,
my back has been out of whack,
and a share of Advil and extra stretching has been mine.
To no avail.
Then it donned on me ...
it's my new pillow.
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The purchase of a new Bamboo memory pillow was made several weeks ago on account of a good sale and a simple need. I found the best comparable I could to my old flat, firm pillow and made the exchange.
I had no idea the effects would be so dramatically "felt" and didn't anticipate such consequential results.
Bugger and Blast ...
So here I am this morning, exchanging my new pillow for my old "retired" pillow with a little conversation ensuing in-between.
Listen to what I hear:
What we lay our heads on affects us.
If we lay our heads against gossip, negativity, lies, emotions, circumstance, test, trials, people, we will most certainly experience issues and effects in consequence:
-Tightness of spirit.
-Misalignment of mind and thought.
-Unsoundness in the soul.
-Undesirable thinking patterns.
Unneccesary, obvious, consequential effects will be ours, guaranteed.
Nothing healthy, positive, beautiful, or notable results from laying our heads against anything or anyone in this world ...
Nothing and no one but Jesus.
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We must take back what we once retired and remember and rehearse the words of God.
We must lay our heads and souls upon the Ancient of Days, heal with the balm of grace steady applied to our spirits, and lean with repose upon the One who knows our souls, and grants true rest.
We must lean upon God's promises anew.
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Pillow talk is tender talk for the soul,
and when we rest our heads against the One who grants steady and sure repose,
we experience the rejuvenating effects of mind, soul, and spirit He desires for us.
We must pay attention to what we lean our heads upon, for the lives we live are its consequence.
Pleasant pillow talk is sweet ...
 when our minds rest on Jesus.
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"For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, 'In returning and rest ye shall be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength ..."
Isaiah 30:15