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.

It’s Jesus For Me

Been having some interesting conversations with some people lately.

A Jehovah’s Witness.

Someone into Reiki.

Someone who’s open to and been involved with multiple things.

I minored in philosophy and religious studies so I know a lil about several things.

I had an interesting thought when talking to the last person I mentioned.

All the religions that I know of, all the philosophy, all the astrology, all the everything have a root and basis in the Bible and what God created.

Truly.

So my thing is this: why fool with a cheap counterfeit?

I feel like, especially with why people came to what is now known as the United States, people just started creating stuff because they didn’t like what they were exposed to or a part of.

Just like Lucifer who became Satan, the prince of the air, people don’t want to submit to God’s authority.

Or they think they know better.

Or they didn’t like something.

Or they liked something a lil too much.

Now we have all these gods and versions of God that aren’t even truly Biblical.

Or we have Biblical things and principles that have been perverted and used in ways that are far from what God created, established, and intended.

While I respect the free will and choice that God has given us all, I’ve seen Him do too much.

It’s Jesus for me.

Is It REALLY God

People be out here just living how they wanna live and throwin up prayers.

The Bible says that God rains on the just as well as the unjust.

So, He does pass out blessings or take care of people who are not in relationship with Him.

When I say relationship, I mean like we relate to other people.

We communicate with these people. We talk they talk.

We get to know what they like and don’t like.

We talk to people who know them to get to know them better.

We spend time with them.

We do stuff they like and they do stuff we like.

We spend so much time with them we start to talk and act alike. Shoot, we even begin to look like them.

We know what we can and can’t ask them to do.

We want the things they want and they want the things we want.

We establish boundaries and standards.

So it is with God. He says be holy for I am holy.

Unlike relationships with humans, we have a cheat code.

The Bible tells us who He is.

The Bible shows us who He is and how we should live to be in relationship with Him.

Some of what exists in our lives that we like and is pleasing to us has nothing to do with God.

Just because we prayed and it worked how we wanted it to doesn’t mean He played a part.

On the flip side, sometimes we take His credit.

Let’s take stock of where we are and what’s going on and use the Bible as a guide to measure.

If we aren’t lining up let’s get it together.

Go be great. Someone is counting on it.

Don’t Cover It

There’s this fancy top load washing machine where I’m currently living.

The agitator thing in the middle is super short.

I’ve lived here before and washed clothes here before.

I washed some towels the other day.

Just like before, I just threw the stuff in there. Paying no attention to the agitator.

When I thought the towels were done, I went to get them. I didn’t notice that there was still time in the cycle at that point. Just that they were super wet.

I started them over or started from that point. But I didn’t take them off of the agitator.

I started them at a decent time. But, as the process went along, I was super tired and fell asleep. I woke up and now I was agitated. I asked someone why this was going on. They said I couldn’t cover the thing in the middle. I believe at this point I noticed time left in the cyle.

I ended up not even washing all my clothes.

This morning, I went to wash them and someone put a rug in there. But, sure enough, the agitator covered it. I am fairly confident I have tried three times to get the thing finished. Twice on the regular cycle it was on. And now just on drain and spin.

Having to stand there and watch for ten minutes seemed interminable. So, I came up to get dressed and start this blog. I’m betting myself that, because I didn’t want to wait then, I’m still going to have to wait.

I have no idea where I’m going with this. Lol. Ima reread and pray then finish. Lol.

Okay. I think I got it.

Just because something went right doesn’t mean we did it right. I got my clothes clean but I clearly didn’t do it the right way. Otherwise, when I attempted this time, I would have been successful the first go round.

Pay attention. Don’t be distracted. Had I done this, I would have asked for help sooner, wouldn’t have wasted time, and wouldn’t have been agitated.

And if this thing is not drained, a little patience goes a long way. Hypothetically, if I have to start it again, I have wasted time. If I would have just endured when I was downstairs, I would likely be able to head out. But now, I may have to sit and wait longer than I would have if I had just had patience earlier.

Don’t cover it up. Huh. That takes me multiple places. Ima try to remember and go each one.

Don’t cover our sin and mistakes. That hides them. That buries them. We are inclined to forget about what we can’t see or what we ignore. It always catches up to us. And it is usually far more catastrophic later than it would have been if we addressed it to begin with.

Don’t cover what’s necessary. It may seem small, unimportant, or insignificant. But, there is usually a point or reason behind why every component of everything exists. Don’t be embarrassed by people we need. Don’t be embarrassed by mistakes we’ve made. Don’t be embarrassed by what seems crazy. Use it. It is necessary.

Okay. I think I got to what I should. I try not to stay long bc attention spans are a thing. Errybody doesn’t like reading novels.

I think I like this sign off for the time being. Or some variation. Lol.

Go be great. Someone’s counting on you.

Oh. I gave up on the rug and am gonna let someone else handle it. Sometimes we just can’t. There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging that and handing it over to someone (someOne) who can.

*Bruh. I’m not crazy. Someone else who uses it who wasn’t there said there’s a spinning problem. I tried to do my clothes. It was a fail. I took them elsewhere. Bahahahahahahaha*

He πŸ‘πŸΎ Did πŸ‘πŸΎ It πŸ‘πŸΎ Before πŸ‘πŸΎ

Breh. I’m skresssed (stressed).

I feel like I heard Him.

He can move at the DROP of a hat.

I am waiting on the next step.

I don’t have good patience.

I was expecting a call.

Though it wasn’t certain it would come today.

I DEFINITELY wanted it to come today.

I’ve had to wait longer than desired before. I’m nervous that that’s the case now. I’m not feeling that.

I’m trying hard to have faith and not doubt. But I’m human.

So. Again. I’m skresssed (stressed).

*This will make it make sense Waiting Is The Action But Patiently Is The Attitude*