THE PILL BOXES

THE PILL BOXES
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

The smallest of concrete acts can provide some of the most meaningful contributions to our spiritual growth. Here's a practical contribution that might seem silly ... yet prove very valuable.
Daily, in my contact with a special friend, two plastic pill boxes meet my eyes.
They hold the pills, one week in advance, that must be taken morning and evening with the goal of aiding a forgetful mind and securing the health of a needy body.
When the pills are taken, the covers are left open, until a full week has been taken,
And then the little pill boxes get refilled.
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Hmmm ...
I purchased two pill boxes of my own.
(I learned that they come in different sizes and with an assortment of fonts and colors.)
In a desire to have a clean and healthy heart, I wrote down the names of seven individuals who I have felt compelled and convicted to pray for. By each of their names I recorded a truth from Scripture as God led me ... and placed them in the boxes. I decided to do "double duty" with them since I feel like they cause double trouble in me.
Sunday to Saturday,
Morning and Evening,
The little pill/prayer boxes get opened, individuals get prayed for, and the boxes stay open.
The best thing of all is that, while promises are attached to specific individuals, my heart is released and relieved of its problems with the individuals.
 Great problems can be solved by great promises ...
and God's word is loaded with them.
 I am filled with encouragement and hope in this little pill/prayer endeavor and I rejoice that God aids me with such tangible little helps.
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Once the covers are all opened, I shut them, and begin all over again.
Same individuals but maybe different promises;
And at the right time when my heart gets healthy the names will change.
But, always, I'm quite sure there will be plenty of problems since there are plenty of people.
In the meantime I'm thankful for pillboxes, people, and promises for our problems.
Hmmm ...
I wonder  what God will do next.
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"Looking diligently, lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up, trouble you, and thereby many be defiled."
Hebrews 12:15