Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Familiar Food at the Pot Luck
This True Story was posted 3 years ago - -
Face-Book reminded me that perhaps some haven't seen it and a redo would be good.
The church pot luck was always a good time of fellowship with
lots of good food.
Families were asked to bring three dishes; a main dish, a salad
and a desert, while single people could bring potato chips rolls and butter or
perhaps a side dish.
Coffee and punch were provided and the blessing over the food
had been invoked.The people began to
line up; Pastor and his wife were first and also the elderly.
Our children were hungry and they came to me with a question;
“Which food is ours?”
I tried to explain that the entire spread of delicious food was
there for them to partake of, yet they wanted the familiar and were not ready
to experiment with food that seemed different to them.
This caused me to consider how we as Christians often react when
we are exposed to portions of the Scriptures that are considered off limits by
some who fear the Holy Spirit and the manifestation of the supernatural.
We are happy to nibble on our common everyday Bible stories that
we are accustomed to.
Yes, we are willing to acknowledge that Jesus did miracles and
healed the sick, but when we come to scriptures that indicate that even today
it is God’s will that we prosper and be in health even as our soul
prospers, we often balk like a mule.
Paul indicated that although some spiritual gifts are to bless
the church, they must be tempered and used wisely.Then he said, "Do NOT forbid to speak in
Paul also stated that He personally prayed in tongues more than
you all.Apparently if we are not using
our prayer language, we are missing a powerful tool to fight and win spiritual
Jude exhorted us to pray in tongues as this will build us up in
our most Holy Faith.
As we view the table that God has spread and consider it all as
eatable food, we must realize that to leave out what is provided is doing
ourselves and our families an injustice.
Jesus asked us the question; “If you as fathers (and mothers)
have hungry children, would you give them a stone or a serpent instead of
bread?How much more will the Father
give the Holy Spirit to them who ask?”
Get ready because the dinner bell is ringing and the table is