Saturday, July 8, 2017
There's something that amazes me about cedar plank salmon. But, it's not the fat & succulent piece of flesh sizzling on the grill, it's the cedar plank itself. Interestingly enough, we gather this seasoning and that spice, chop this and/ or that. Then we let it sit, for the more patient, "all night long," allowing the fish to soak in all the flavor. As soon as the sun comes up, we fire up that grill and WOW! The fish is done, we eat it, it's delicious and only the bones are left (stay tuned, that's another lap in the pool all together). But, the fish has served its purpose, the flame grilled it to perfection & it became very WELL DONE. Our taste buds can testify. But, take a closer look at the table. Not only are the bones left, but the plank (the main ingredient/flavor & sermon in itself) UPON which the fish was COOKED withstood the flame. Why? Because it was first SUBMERGED IN THE WATER! If you should find yourself steeped in the fiery flames of life, just make like a fish on a cedar plank. Stay afloat!!!!!!! Never give up aka WELL DONE! JESUS IS OUR LIFE RAFT! (Ref. ALL of ACTS 27 & RUN. . .). Singing. . . "I once was sinking far from the peaceful shore. Deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more. BUT, the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry and from the waters lifted me, now safe am I. It was LOVE that lifted me!!!"
Stay in the race, overcome the hurdles and keep passing the baton. We are following Victory and His name is JESUS!
Click on the link below to read Acts 27. . .
Monday, January 9, 2017
Sometimes the truth is hard to receive when it comes against the lie/ lies that we have firmly believed. But, thank God for His Heavenly 'Root Canals' 😁. Look at how WebMD defines the process of a "root canal" below. Now tell me won't God both FIX IT & STRAIGHTEN it out!!!!!!! NOW = WON = ONE = ☝FOCUS!!!
"A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed (Web MD)."
UmmK, so break it down O' Lord. "For the wages of sin is death. . ." (Romans 6:23). You have eaten too much sugar, too many sweets and your tooth has just about rotted out aka died. You can't even chew any food or place water on it (hot/ cold) and that "tooth" definitely doesn't want to be touched. It's painful and the Lord knows that you've eaten & been fed too much garbage (i.e. circumstances planted by others/ yourself: Pappa was a. . . , Mamma used to. . ., cousin raped/ molested me, your own addictions to sex, drugs/ rock & roll, etc. & you get the point). In other words you have believed the lie, ultimately ingesting the forbidden fruit, that all we like Eve in the Garden of Eden have partaken, falling way far short of not doing so (some passing the cavity zone all the way down to the pulp, lol but ikr).
The Bible makes it very clear, "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)." Basically, all the "icky" stuff you've ingested (aka all your sordid 'way back then' or 'just yesterday,' even 'when you got off the phone a minute ago' stuff, but prayerfully 'hopefully not tomorrow,' icky stuff) has caused your tooth/ teeth to become badly decayed/ infected. But, thanks be to God that "the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23)." Thank You God that after discovering such painful rotteness, there is a BUT GOD PROCESS! Thank You Holy Ghost for the PROCESS!!!
Just like WebMD/ even more, BETTER than WebMD, we have a Good GOOD Doctor, our Heavenly Father, Who is more than able to REPAIR THE BREACH (aka "Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings" Isaiah 58:12)." He has a treatment for your "ruined teeth" aka ruined life which speaks of better things than that of Abel whom Cain in his jealousy murdered (Genesis 4:1-8)."
The Lord our God in HIS excellent Wisdom (Whose, let's say, wisdom 'tooth,' unlike man's, will never crumble, 😂 see John 19:36) has something to remove the pain and anguish which came about when Eve ate all of "that sugary treat" aka the lie of the enemy (aka snake @ 6 o'clock) and even shared it w/ her husband against God's will (Genesis 3). Like a loving mother who tells you to eat your vegetables and not all that candy, God is our Father and likewise, He admonishes us to not do certain things. So, listen to Him & heed what He has to say. Send me Lord, I'll go.
So now, our teeth, like Adam & Eve in their coats of skin & kicked out of the Garden of Paradise, are rotted 😞. BUT GOD, BUT GOD, BUT GOD(!!!!!!!!!!!!!), Who soooooo loves us has provided a remedy 😇. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16)." It's like He gave us His one and only tooth 🙌!!! I will say AMEN to myself b/c I know the Lord is more than TOO GOOD!!! YEAH GOD!!! YEEEEEEEEAH GOD!!! (Take your praise break now b/c it gets so much better =)!!!!!!!
This 'Remedy,' like the root canal described by WebMD will remove the affected nerve and infected pulp. I'm no dentist, but I can almost hear the Lord saying. . . GIVE IT TO HIM. . . UmmHmm, cast that 'affected nerve & infected pulp' aka all your cares and anxieties upon Him b/c He cares for you. You can't brush it away & you can't rub it away. You have to let Him get all down & up in it. He can get down to the ROOT of the matter. That which is bothering you and causing all that pain and anguish, is rotting those pristine 'pearls' the Lord has given you and it has to be removed. Now, once all the decay and rotteness have been removed, God is going to CLEAN & SEAL it!!!
Yeah God. . . signed, sealed and delivered by the Good Doctor Who is more than able to write your Heavenly prescription (Jesus is a 'Rxemedy!!!') Come on in the room God!!!
If you are out there and you need a "root canal" and you hear what the Lord is saying right now, then harden not your heart and turn and be healed in the name of JESUS CHRIST!!! He can set you free from all the pain and anguish. He even makes house calls & His line is never busy! Just call Him! Call Him! Call Him!!! Even if you find yourself all the way lost & all the way in the back alley, 'rotted and decaying,' just look to the Head of the corner! This GOOD DOCTOR, Who name is JESUS, is in the building and He is more than able to FIX IT!!! He can fix it!!! RIGHT NOW!!! FIX IT JESUS!!! Place your all on the altar of His sacrifice! Kneel down and accept JESUS into your heart even NOW & wherever you are, whoever you may be! Get down the nearest & dearest aisle near you, get to that altar!
Here is the jist of the thing: WebMD also notes that the process SAVES the tooth! It's like you have a whole NEW tooth!!! UmmHmm. . . "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Cornthians 5:17)." Wow!!! Now that's the tooth AND the TRUTH!!! UmmHmm . . . "See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant (Jeremiah 1:10)." Build & plant us O' Lord!!!!!!!
I see why these pastors be sweating and japping out and falling out and breathing all hard when they preach!!! It's just so good God! You are so GOOD GOD! I'm about to pass out just typing It!!! Hallelujaaaaaaaaaah!!!! And Glory to God!!!!!!! Hallelujah and all the praise and glory to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost!!!!!!! Halleluuuuujah!!! Praise God!!! Hallelujaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!! And Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaank You Jesus!!! najjbail sbcjhsjchus ndjdbjkvjidhidhvfidhvihvii didjd eshaaaaaaaaaaaaaa dada da dai!!!!!!!!! O' this Joy!!!!!!! 😅😅😅
"The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. (Psalm 119:130)." Lord, help us to receive Your words, help us O' Lord and heal us of the breach. Thank You Lord that You are the Remedy!!! Thank You for the BLOOD! In Your Name Jesus, Amen.
And on this note, 👆👇
I rest my case & yours too,
Jocelyn aka SimonaGrace www.simonagrace.blogspot.com
JESUS IS LORD FOREVER!!! /o\