Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Food and the flu

Food and the flu

Making up my own recipe today, sausage & rice soup. Key ingredients: sausage, carrots, onion, tuscan garlic, seasoned salt, pepper, thyme, chicken stock, rice & LOVE with a side of crackers.

It's so cool how the Lord uses natural ingredients to cure man's illnesses. Praying these basic ingredients help cure my family of the flu bug! As I sought the Lord for answers in helping my family heal, He not only showed me the above ingredients but also this from His Word:

"Better is a dinner of herbs where love is..." Proverbs 15:17

Please join me in praying for my family! I hope they're able to keep all of God's vitamins and nutrients down.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Costly and Contaminated

A couple cool comparisons ... thinking about this verse ...

"Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:" Isaiah 30:1

Ladies, (who wear or have worn make-up)... have you ever added mascara to mascara? The first time it's applied; it can look quite nice. The 2nd time, it begins to get clumpy. The 3rd time or more it barely looks like accented human eyelashes. Rather, it's more like a sloppy superglue and it looses it's definition, right?

Adding any covering besides Christ's shed blood in attempt to wash away or hide our sin is NO different!  Doing things our own way, resisting God's direction and rejecting the ONLY solution that really works is insane, literally. Why? Because it doesn't work!

It's kinda like telling a lie, then conjuring up another to cover the first one. Then again and again, only each time it becomes a greater tangled web of falsehood.

Fellas, have you ever changed the oil in a vehicle? Adding fresh oil grants greater performance, right? Same situation applies, would it do the vehicle good to run used dirty oil through once more? Absolutely not! Matter of fact, if there's dirt or any kind of metal shavings in that old oil you know it can and will eventually ruin the motor and transmission completely! 

Such simple comparisons, yet bold and profound truths. If we take any advise not written in the Word of God, we choose to seek false "feel goods", that 2 or 3 day old mascara might save some cash immediately but in the long run it will damage the beauty God has placed upon your face. Just the same, taking someone's word that used dirty oil will make your motor run cleaner may end up costing a whole new vehicle!

Truth is, "sin is pleasurable for a time", yes a time. However, that price tag is quite costly in the end. How we choose to live this life here and now determines our eternal destination. Will will live for self in the moment, buying cheap lies that will cost our spiritual lives, ultimately paying the price indulging our temporary pleasures that provoke the Living God to anger, jealously and wrath OR deny the flesh it's temporary dainties in order that we may spend eternity with the King of glory?

Adding "sin to sin" leaves the heart, mind and soul calloused and clumped, corrupt and contaminated... what will the ultimate cost contain for you?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pass the poop

What would you do if God told you to EAT POOP? Yes, human waste! This is just what He did to the prophet Ezekiel.

"And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight. And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them. Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted... Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith." Ezekiel 4:12-15

Haha, gross, right!?! Thankfully the Lord changed it for His prophet to cow's dung instead. However, what was His point, His comparison in this? My thought was that is offensive! Then the Lord showed me, this isn't nearly as offensive as our sin, transgression & iniquities are before Him!

Wow! Eye opener there! Another thing He pointed out to me was what He allowed His prophet to experience, to endure and feel due to the rebellion of the people. Do we really think because we belong to Him we should escape "offensive" things?