Put Them Out

I wrote about putting people out in Two Things Can Be True and It Cost Her Something. Well, at least closing the door and getting busy. Lol.

I also just talked about it some in Nah. No. Nope. Not Gonna Happen! Drop Weight. This was actually a draft first but I got to Nah first. That’s fine cuz this will illuminate, clarify, make Nah make more sense.

Ooooooh. Forgiving God has a lil bit of this too.

In Two Things, I discussed the fact that when it was time for Elisha to pray over the child, he went in the room and closed the door.

In It Cost Her, I discussed the fact that Elisha told the woman to go in her house and close the door.

In Forgiving God, emotionally and mentally, Job had to close the door on himself and the people around him.

I mentioned Jairus in It Cost Her and Who Do You Owe, but I didn’t stay long. So now here we go. Lol.

Jesus was walking around town minding his business. Someone came up to Him and summoned Him to the house of Jairus. His (12 I believe) daughter was in the bed dying.

(It was on his way there that the woman was healed from her 12 year blood disorder. Jesus was 12 when he stayed at the Synagogue. There were 12 disciples. 12 tribes of Israel. I am clearly gonna do a blog about 12. Holla atcha (at your) girl later.)

When my Savior (I be out here acting like John all possessive. Cuz all through the book of John he talks about himself in third person “the disciple Jesus loved” boy get outta here. J/K (just kidding) cuz I understand) got to the house the people were basically already having a funeral.

Jesus was like “y’all got to GO.” I believe He only let her parents/family, Simon Peter, James, and John stay in the room. He said two words. TWO WORDS.

Talitha. Cumi.

Maiden. Arise.

That’s it folks. That’s all. Just like that character in that cartoon.

Once, oooooh Jesus, all the wrong people were out, here and the examples up top, God had room to perform miracles.

Jeeeeeeeeeesuuuuuuuuuuuusuuuuuuuh!

Could it be, that God is just waiting on us to surround ourselves with the right people?

Could it be that He is, oh my, waiting to get us to the mountain alone like Moses so we can come down and have tangible, visible proof that we have been with Him (look it up!)?

Could it be that the atmosphere is not right for what God wants to do so we have to do whatever it takes to create an environment for Him to move?

At times, there are people in our lives who are more stressed out about our process than we are.

Job’s friends much?

If we sit and commiserate, talk about it we will be out here all fool up round the head (if you hadn’t noticed I’ve spent some time in the south and around older people lol.).

We will forget what God said, who God is, and where we are going. We won’t see Him working. We won’t be able to find Him, (if you could see my eyes as this hit me) like the woman with the issue of blood, on the way to our miracle.

Or we won’t be able to see the miracles around us as He comes to see about us.

I wonder how the messenger(s) felt when they experienced the woman with the issue of blood be healed en route to the house of Jairus.

All the woman did was touch the bottom of the garment, clothes Jesus was wearing.

She was so sure of what He could do because she had heard about Him.

Who He was and what He was doing had got out. It spread around. He had a good reputation that preceded Him. Because people opened their mouths and testified (that’s a whole thing in part of Forgiving God) she had a hope, faith that Jesus could do what NO other person could do.

He stopped en route to one miracle to announce that He had just performed one. I’d like to think it was intentional. So the messenger would know that they didn’t waste their time. Oh GOOD LORD. So the messenger would know that with Jesus there is an unlimited supply of miracles. So the messenger would know that the hope that Jairus had was not misplaced.

PUT THEM OUT.

Shoot. Put yourself out.

Jesus is the same today, yesterday, and forever. That’s Bible.

The same Person who spoke and created is the same Person who went to Calvary’s cross and the same Person that dwells inside as a Comforter (that’s a lot. Check this out.).

If you need a miracle, He’s still handing them out.

But be warned, some are instantaneous and some are progressive. Trust the process. Follow His voice. Cuz sometimes we gotta work at the miracle. Sometimes we have to get in the habit of being a miracle. Just know, that He that shall come will come and His reward is with Him (Scriiiiiipture).

Go be great. The world awaits your greatness.

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.

Outchea On Faith

What a difference a day makes. Ha. It’s been a coupla few. I talked to two of the four from Honestly. Half ain’t bad. And I decided to reach out to some more of my ppl. We had an amazing conversation about life. Since they love Jesus just as much as me, it definitely went there.

I said some dope things that we are gonna put on t-shirts. I gotta figure out how to copyright them first. Go figure. A juris doctor who needs a copyright class. In my defense, I took one but it was the history and not the actual filing. I digress. Once I get it together, ima plug em all the time. Lol.

I was talking to my auntie big sis (again, Honestly) about some current happenings in my life. I started with I’m just outchea. Then I said I was out here on faith. And it reminded me of Peter (Mark 6:45-53; Matthew 14:22–34; John 6:15–21) who walked on water.

So many people chastise Peter for losing faith and sinking. But, I’ll never forget one sermon that was different. The minister mentioned the fact that everybody dogs Peter. Then, they flipped it and pointed out what nobody, to my recollection, had over the pulpit before. Peter was the only one to get out of the boat.

I’m in a different season than I’ve been in before. I see my growth. And I sense that I have to be super careful with my words and actions. In a way that I have never been before.

Like Peter, I have recognized Jesus in this situation. Like Peter, I am looking to Jesus and walking on the unfamiliar. It is strange territory. I am going to be careful to not let what surrounds me to cause me to lose focus. I’m trying to talk to him and seek him along the way. But. I know that if I fail to do that, like Peter, I can call out to Jesus and he’ll save me.

So. I’M OUTCHEA ON FAITH!!!!! 😊

Proverbs 25 (The Message MSG)

Further Wise Sayings of Solomon

The Right Word at the Right Time

1 There are also these proverbs of Solomon,
    collected by scribes of Hezekiah, king of Judah.

God delights in concealing things;
    scientists delight in discovering things.

Like the horizons for breadth and the ocean for depth,
    the understanding of a good leader is broad and deep.

4-5 Remove impurities from the silver
    and the silversmith can craft a fine chalice;
Remove the wicked from leadership
    and authority will be credible and God-honoring.

6-7 Don’t work yourself into the spotlight;
    don’t push your way into the place of prominence.
It’s better to be promoted to a place of honor
    than face humiliation by being demoted.

Don’t jump to conclusions—there may be
    a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.

9-10 In the heat of an argument,
    don’t betray confidences;
Word is sure to get around,
    and no one will trust you.

11-12 The right word at the right time
    is like a custom-made piece of jewelry,
And a wise friend’s timely reprimand
    is like a gold ring slipped on your finger.

13 Reliable friends who do what they say
    are like cool drinks in sweltering heat—refreshing!

14 Like billowing clouds that bring no rain
    is the person who talks big but never produces.

This is for me.

15 Patient persistence pierces through indifference;
    gentle speech breaks down rigid defenses.

And this too. Both timely for different reasons.

A Person Without Self-Control

16-17 When you’re given a box of candy, don’t gulp it all down;
    eat too much chocolate and you’ll make yourself sick;
And when you find a friend, don’t outwear your welcome;
    show up at all hours and he’ll soon get fed up.

18 Anyone who tells lies against the neighbors
    in court or on the street is a loose cannon.

19 Trusting a double-crosser when you’re in trouble
    is like biting down on an abscessed tooth.

20 Singing light songs to the heavyhearted
    is like pouring salt in their wounds.

Eek. Ouch.

21-22 If you see your enemy hungry, go buy him lunch;
    if he’s thirsty, bring him a drink.
Your generosity will surprise him with goodness,
    and God will look after you.

23 A north wind brings stormy weather,
    and a gossipy tongue stormy looks.

24 Better to live alone in a tumbledown shack
    than share a mansion with a nagging spouse.

25 Like a cool drink of water when you’re worn out and weary
    is a letter from a long-lost friend.

26 A good person who gives in to a bad person
    is a muddied spring, a polluted well.

27 It’s not smart to stuff yourself with sweets,
    nor is glory piled on glory good for you.

28 A person without self-control
    is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out.