It Cost Her Something

I believe when I was writing Two Things Can Be True, and maybe even It’s Gonna Cost You Something, I thought about the person I’m going to discuss. Cuz I definitely though about her today.

It’s good ol Elisha, a woman, and her son again. It’s in one of the Kings. 2 I believe. Happy hunting. Go verify my words.

She was married to a man who was a prophet affiliated with Elisha. She sent word that her husband was dead. She made sure she name checked. She called her husband Elisha’s servant.

She told him her husband’s creditors were coming and going to take her sons as slaves.

E was like what can I do to help? Watchu got in yo house girl?

Sis was like “I ain’t got nothing but a small pot of olive oil.” Ooooh I can’t wait to get where I’m going.

E was like “aight bet. Go to your neighbors and get all the vessels (pots) you can. Don’t skimp. Get a bunch of them thangs. Go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into them and set them aside as they get full.

I’m gonna go somewhere else I wasn’t going. When he prayed over the boy I talked about in Two Things Can Be True, he went in and shut the door.

He gave her instructions that included going in and shutting the door.

When Jesus got to the house of Jairus where his daughter lay dead, he put the people out and shut the door.

When Jesus was teaching the disciples about doing stuff for or with God (go find it chiiii) He told them to do it in secret and their Father would reward them openly.

Sometimes we got to go through the process alone and quietly. This is a word for me!

David was made king in the pasture. Where he was before and after he was anointed as the next king. I am probably repeating myself but oh well.

Joseph was made second in command of Egypt after being sold, ending up in Potiphar’s house as he serving in that position, and then falsely accused and imprisoned.

We need to get behind that door and let God make us into who He showed us we would be. Move in silence. And when it’s time, let Him put us on display in a place nobody can take because nobody put us there but Him.

So, sis is filling pots left and right. Old school assembly line I’m imagining. She ends up asking her sons for another pot. They’re like “dis it moms. Dats alluem (all of them).”

Sis is like “aight. Aye yo E. I filled the pots like you said. Now what?”

E tells her to sell the oil and pay the creditors.

Bruh. I just got something else. Okay.

Before Jesus died, Mary broke open her alabaster box filled with what? Oil. She anointed Jesus for His burial.

Before He was arrested, Jesus sat in the Garden of Gethsemane sweating blood and asking not to have to go to the cross if it was possible. If you read another blog you know where He was: on Mt. Olivet/Mt. of Olives surrounded by what it takes to make oil. As Christ. Which means the Anointed One.

My blogging, author person reminded me that King David was anointed three times. Maybe one for the Father, one for the Son, and one for the Holy Spirit who are all one identified by the name of Jesus who is the King on the throne.

All this lady had was the symbol of anointing. That symbol multiplied and provided for her. This brings to mind the Scripture that says but my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory BY CHRIST Jesus.

Sometimes, all we have is the anointing and the Anointed One. Those are the best times. Cuz He shows us who He is. And we have enough because He is all, and everything, that we need.

Do what it takes to be anointed. It ain’t easy bein breezy. But it’s worth it.

Go be great. Someone is counting on you.

Be You

Life is short.

Be you.

Hard as it may be.

Different as it may be.

Lonely as it may be.

Confusing as it may be.

God created us for a purpose.

We have Him so we have everything we need.

He will equip and qualify us because He called us.

God told Joshua Jericho would fall.

All they were allowed to do for the first six days was walk quietly around the wall (happy searching in the book of Joshua) one time while seven priests blew horns. On the seventh day they marched around six times the same way. The seventh time around Joshua told them to shout. The Lord gave them the town.

Surely they probably thought they needed more. Nope. Their obedience and faith gave them what they needed. And they opened their mouths. The sound they released gave them the victory.

In the book of Judges, God called Gideon. Gideon was like “if it’s You do this. Okay. Now do this.” Buddy wanted to be absolutely sure. Once he was, he was good to go. God told him Midian was theirs.

Gideon took all these men. God was like that’s too many. He sent some home. 22k left and there were 10k to fight. God said that’s still too many.

God told him to bring them to the spring and divide them based on how they drink water. The group God chose was only 300 men. They went from 32k to 300.

Again. Surely they thought they needed more men. Nope. He split the men into three groups and gave each a horn. They went to different sides of the Midianites camp. When he gave the signal, they blew the horns and said “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.”

The people were so confused and scared that they destroyed each other themselves and flex. Again. Obedience and a sound.

They were who God created and they did what they were told.

Crazy faith ain’t easy.

Being different amongst others ain’t easy.

But you. As created. With your purpose is necessary.

Nobody can be you. Nobody is called to fulfill your purpose. Sure. Someone else can. But why when you can.

I am you you is I. This is for me too.

We got this cuz God’s got us!

Go be great. Someone is counting on it.

What Do You See

What do you see
What do you see
What will your perception be
What do you see
What do you see
Is it a tree
Or is it opportunity
What do you see
What do you see
An obstacle
Or what will be
What do you see
What do you see
Is it bondage
Or will you be free
What do you see
What do you see
As a man thinks
So shall he be
What do you see
What do you see

Be Careful What You Ask For Cuz You Just Might Get It

The title of this has been sitting in my drafts since 12-19-20. I honestly forgot that it was there until I went to my drafts to finish two other posts.

I have slept a lot since then. I have no earthly idea the context of the thought.

It applies to sooooooooo many things in my life.

The one thing that it applies to the most is slightly apropos. Wisdom. Apropos because that’s basically all Proverbs is and “we “are going through it “together”.

When I was younger, some person in some church something told us to ask for wisdom. I’m a pew baby a.k.a. I’ve been in church since I was conceived. Lol.

I have always, as far as I can remember, loved all things church and God. I took in and soaked up so much of what was said. Both to my detriment and benefit.

So, I asked God for wisdom. What I didn’t know and was not told was kinda vital. Hopefully, the person didn’t hide the ball on purpose. Hopefully, my telling you what I wasn’t doesn’t dissuade you from asking for it anyway.

Experience. That’s what was was left out. In order to obtain wisdom, I had to experience some stuff. Boy. At some point since, I think I said that I wouldn’t have asked had I known. The experiences have been difficult and painful. I wouldn’t change a thing though.

While it was hard to get the wisdom, it grew my relationship with Jesus. He was always there. Just like the footprints poem. Nothing in this world is better or matters more than a relationship with Jesus.

I got what I asked for. But it cost, costs me something. I know where I’m going though. The price was worth it. The price is worth it.

Paul said it best: for I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Romans 8:18 KJV).