THE YELLOW BELLY

THE YELLOW BELLY

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

I'm driving down I 29.
Traffic is busy and my lot is to fall in behind a great beast of a truck,
bright yellow in color with side swirls of blue.
A cement contracting company is etched in black on the belly.
The words go round and round,
And the yellow belly turns in hypnotic circles, revolving in cyclic motion, without ceasing.
The work of the yellow belly, of course, is to keep the cement soft, pliable, and ready for pouring.
The earnest, forceful revolutions prevent it from hardening on the inside.
It must not stop,
It must not cease,
 The yellow belly has a work to do.
Hmmm ...
God's word is a living, moving, and active word.
Like a "yellow belly" holding concrete, it must continue its revolution for the profit of others.
It must revolve continually in order that it doesn't harden and make lethargic the soul within. It must resist stationary movement and remain constant in an effort to be poured out for others.
Anything less is dangerous.
Anything less becomes motionless and powerless.
Anything less becomes hardened and dead.
Constipated Christianity is not effective.
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God's word is intended for movement, dear reader.
 Our lives are to go round and round like a yellow belly with His precious word continually being poured out;
Acts of compassion being steadily and readily applied.
Loving Christ in concrete ways.
Pray for God's word to be poured out of you in an effectual way, today, that contributes to another soul's structure.
For a yellow belly on a big truck,
All praise to God.
In movement and motion there is life.
In movement and motion ...
Lies the majesty and might of our beautiful and magnificent God.
To Him be praise.
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"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
Hebrews 4:12