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Monthly Archives: February 2023
Whipping Up Mayo
This post is written with no specific one in mind.
This post is not for everyone.
It’s just me wanting to share something that to me is good and good for me.
I’ve gained a few pounds since the beginning of the year.
I gained those pounds emotionally eating – even eating when I was not really hungry and eating things I did not need. A few days ago the magic number flipped a switch in my thinking.
That number was not going to stand period the end.
And tonight while I was whipping up some mayonnaise for tomorrow’s potato salad I realized I really wanted to come here and talk about this.
For me eating what I do not need is a spiritual thing. When I eat more than I need or when I eat foods that are not helpful to me, it wounds my soul.
When I surrender to those not good for me now food images dancing in my head, I feel bad — physically and emotionally.
Whipping up the mayo tonight, I recognized, hey, wait I’m a happier soul these recent days.
And I know why!
I’ve been saying NO.
No to certain foods.
No to amounts. And No to the times I eat.
When I say no. I’m not going to eat that and you can’t make me. It’s a really nice spiritual high.
I like it. And I’m grateful.
It encourages me to know I CAN say NO to anything I need to say NO to.
There is indeed VICTORY in JESUS!
That’s it. That’s all I had to say.
Thanks for listening and being a means to hold myself accountable.
Wonder No More
Do you ever wonder if JESUS would turn you away?
Do you ever wonder if He will forgive you?
Do you ever wonder if He will really, truly, save YOU?
Well, wonder no more!
37 Everyone the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will certainly not turn away. source
Of course, there are a couple of conditions.
1. The Father must give you the invitation to come to Him. He does this by Holy Spirit convicting you of your sin and your need to repent to be forgiven and He confirms to you that JESUS is indeed the Messiah – Savior of the World, including YOU.
This chapter of John 6 makes it clear that it is the will of the Father for you, for all of us, to TRUST JESUS. I encourage you to read the chapter. A link is provided herein.
Condition 2 is that you accept His invitation and follow through by repenting of your sinful state and by trusting His Son, JESUS, forever and ever Amen.
Are you convicted? Are you convinced? Then by all means say YES, I Do before the invitation is withdrawn.
And then YOU will have to wonder — NO MORE.
There is much more in John 6 that I wondered about. Like how did Andrew know a young lad had 5 loaves of barley bread and 2 fish?
Perhaps that’s silly or trivial but I did wonder — just being honest here.
59 He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. source
And I also wondered if people are still as put off today as they were when John 6 happened when JESUS told them they had to eat His flesh and drink His blood to have eternal life in them?
I wonder if this word picture He gave depicts how distasteful it is for people to confess they are hell-deserving sinners in need of The Only Savior?
I wonder if He used these very words to bring reality to their very faces?
You see His very FLESH had to be torn to pieces and His very BLOOD spilled out for YOU and ME to be saved from the eternal death we were born into.
Do you remember some years ago songs from hymn books about the BLOOD of JESUS were removed?
Why? Because it was so distasteful. Some folks didn’t want to sing those words.
Do you ever wonder if there really is a Last Day?
Well, Yeshua spoke of the Last Day, three times in this one chapter.
There is a Last Day.
Should we not be asking people if they know if they will be raised up on that Last Day?
Do you know for sure YOU will be raised up at the Last Day?
I had to ask.
I can’t suggest you ask others and me not ask others, can I?
I am mindful that more than not my posts these days are somber; not easy reads, not funny, and not rose-colored, but neither are the days in which we live and neither is a future without JESUS.
Somebody has got to give the bad news AND the Greatest News EVER! — it might as well be me!