No Losses Only Lessons

I forgot that I had a blog where I was going to talk about my foolishness as it relates to males. I still wanted to write something with this title. I considered writing about work and school. I don’t know if that’s what will follow below because I made this a placeholder, draft. I would say stay tuned but you likely are. I also almost said we would see together. But that isn’t true since I’m gone see when I write it and you will after it is on wax. Bahahahaha.

I think I’m gonna keep this cute and simple. Like a palate cleanser. Cuz God has been giving me the business with what I’ve been writing and y’all have been reading.

Don’t despise what brought you here. It made you you. And it is making who you will be.

One of my favorite Scriptures (search for it so you KNOW I’m not making it up) says all things work together for good.

Salt is kinda gross alone.

Flour is kinda gross alone.

Vanilla is kinda gross alone.

Flour is kinda gross alone.

Eggs are kinda gross alone.

Baking powder is kinda gross alone.

Oil is kinda gross alone.

Sugar is kinda gross alone.

Milk and/or water (to others lol) is kinda gross alone.

But when you, good God, take all of these things and put them together. With the precise measurements. Not the same amount of all of the ingredients. But carefully crafted amounts, according to the recipe of one who has tried it, possibly failed, but taken, wheeeeeeeeeeew, time to perfect something that they find pleasing, and then presented it.

Those tears hurt.

That betrayal hurt.

That abandonment hurt.

God’s no hurt.

Sinning when you knew better hurt.

Losing that job hurt.

Being overlooked hurt.

Walking away hurt.

Isolation hurt.

God what are you dooooooooing to me right now?! This revelation is bananas to me. It is bleeeeeeessing meeeeeee.

I wrote out nine things. If you read 25 to 26, you know I looked up what numbers mean. I THOUGHT, I included what nine meant because I looked it up because that’s how old I was when I received salvation. CLEARLY I got lost in the sauce. Or something. According to biblestudy.org, the number nine means divine completeness or finality.

Once you mix the ingredients, you gotta put it in the oven. You gotta add heat. Those ingredients come to a point of finality. Of completeness. After the heat of that oven cooks it for juuuuuuuuust the right amount of time, it is delicious and ready to be consumed.

After we have, hallelujah! Chiiii. That is a first in the middle of the blog. But this thang is so goooooooood to me. I felt it!

After we have suffered for a while…. When we are tried in the fire…. I know what they say. You go find out so you can figure out why I couldn’t get the thought out at first.

While we will not be truly, divinely complete until we no longer inhabit this earth in these bags of dirt and bones, there comes a point where we are divinely complete and final enough to step into the purpose He has called us to. I just remembered this was supposed to be short and cute. Apologies. Take it to God in prayer and leave it there. Lol.

Anywho. There comes a point where we are ready enough to do what He birthed us to do. Everything will have worked together. Everything will have been necessary. No drop will have been wasted. Like I said somewhere, the tests will have become a testimony that is a testament to who God has been. And your testimony is being prepared so someone can eat and learn how, my God, to make a testimony of their own.

Get up. Get Up. Get UP. GET UP! There is no condemnation to those in Jesus. Go find it. I’ll help this time. It is in Romans. We sin. We fall. We make mistakes. THAT IS NOT WHO WE ARE.

He didn’t die to forgive you once. He didn’t die to just forgive one sin. He died for it ALL. One of my Sunday School teachers told us that when God sees us, He sees us through the blood veil of Jesus. He KNEW what you would do and still chose the cross.

When He sees you He sees someone He loves. You ain’t gone get away with no consequences. I mean, the shame may be the only consequence He has for you since you are already punishing yourself. BUUUUUUUT. He didn’t die for you to stay there. He doesn’t see you there. You see yourself there and are holding yourself captive and prisoner because you expected more. Chiiiii. Get over it.

Do like David did after the son of his sin died and he fasted so God would change His mind. Wash yourself (in whatever way you need to which is likely not literally washing. Listen to a sermon read a Scripture) and eat (again, same instructions). Your legacy awaits.

He had another son with his wife (I’m pretty sure some of this is about to be in another blog that was a draft first but oh well. Apologies but not.) who became king. This son did things God wouldn’t allow him to do. This son became a wise man. This son was Solomon who wrote Proverbs.

The same God that was with them is the same God available to you TOOOOOODAAAAAAAAY!

Go be great. Chiiiii. YOU and someone else is counting on it.

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.

Two Things Can Be True

I’ve been saying two things can be true at one time a lot lately.

The reference for that is the woman in 1 or 2 Kings (like I like to say-go search so you can read it for yourself and know that I’m not making it up) welcomed the prophet Elisha into her home.

She was minding all of her business and being hospitable to the man of God.

She didn’t have a child nor did she ask him to pray that her womb would be open. But mans was like you gone have a baby.

And she did.

So this boy is growing and living and thriving.

Then bam. He dies.

Sis was like naaaaaaaah.

Go get me an animal. I’m finna ride out. I’m finna go find this man.

People are worried. She starts out by saying all will be well.

Ma’am. What? *insert Nick Young’s confused face with question marks meme*

Yo baby is dead and you talmbout all will be well?

What I didn’t say is that before she left, she put the boy in the room they had prepared for Elisha for when he was there.

As she got closer to him, she changed her words. Instead of saying all would be well she said all is well.

Whew. The closer she got to the one with the solution the more faith she had to believe.

Sis found him and was like “playa, playa from the Himalayas. This child I didn’t ask you for is dead.”

Elisha was the armor bearer aka assistant for Elijah. He kept this practice up and has a dude named Gehazi.

Gehazi is the reason for alla this. He’s the one who told Elisha sis didn’t have a baby when E was trying to repay their kindness.

G was mad rude and tried to send her away. E was like “nah son. Let her be.”

So E sent G ahead to the house with his staff (wooden cane thing) to try to revive the kid.

Pause. There is so much in that sentence. Jesus died on a piece of wood and revived us for all eternity. Staffs are used by shepherds. David used one and I believe wrote Psalm 23. Jesus is described as a shepherd. So many things in the Old Testament point to Jesus. Also, the disciples attempted to cast out a devil/heal a kid and failed (ion try hard with some of this so y’all will go study for yourself!).

G put the staff on the boy’s face and nothing happened.

E was already on his way behind G with moms.

E goes into his room with the boy and closes the door. Then he prayed.

Next, he does a sophisticated version of CPR. He put all of his body parts, including his mouth, on the boy’s. The boy warmed up.

E left the room and walked the house. He went back and did his lil CPR thing again. The child sneezed seven times then opened his eyes.

Omg. This baby came back to life like Jesus and Lazarus. I’m undone. And let’s not even get lost in the seven of it all.

The woman lost a son she didn’t even ask for. Surely she was vexed and grieved. But he was already a miracle. And she knew how to gain direct access to the Miracle Worker through his servant.

I’d like to think she built an altar. Much like I wrote about Abraham. She knew enough about God, in what was surely distressing, to know He would work it out.

This season is familiar yet…tuh. Two things are definitely true. But something I said on the phone led me to this refrain once again. It reminded me of this woman.

As long as my ACTIONS match my faith and not my feelings.

I’m allowed to feel a way. I said in that convo that even Jesus felt a way. He came to die and still wanted, in His flesh, to avoid the cross.

But He knew He had to do it. So, while something else was also true, He did it.

I know why. So, while my feelings are true, this is the way I have to take. He’s never failed before and He won’t start now. I’m gonna go to my altar.

Go be great. Someone’s counting on it.

NAME OF GOD: Jehovah Elohim Yeshua

Pastor Tony Evans created a list of all the names of God and their pronunciations that can be found here. I broke each one down separately. However, I felt that it would be nice to have all of them in one place.

MEANING: The Son of God

Matthew 16:16

KJ21 And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

As a believer of the Apostle’s doctrine, this is one of the most important exchanges in the Bible. Peter has the revelation of who Jesus truly is and is the one who lays the foundation of the church as a result.

ASV And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

AMP Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), the Son of the living God.”

AMPC Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

BRG And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

CSB Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

CEB Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

CJB Shim‘on Kefa answered, “You are the Mashiach, the Son of the living God.”

CEV Simon Peter spoke up, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

DARBY And Simon Peter answering said, *Thou* art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

DLNT And having responded, Simon Peter said “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”.

DRA Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.

ERV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

EHV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

ESV Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

ESVUK Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

EXB Simon Peter answered, “You are the ·Christ [Messiah], the Son of the living God.”

GNV Then Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art that Christ, the son of the living God.

GW Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!”

GNT Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

HCSB Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!”

ICB Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

ISV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!”

PHILLIPS Simon Peter answered, “You? You are Christ, the Son of the living God!”

JUB And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

KJV And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

AKJV And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

LEB And Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!”

TLB Simon Peter answered, “The Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

MSG Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

MEV Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

MOUNCE And Simon Peter answered, saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

NOG Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!”

NABRE Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

NASB Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

NASB1995 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

NCB Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

NCV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

NET Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

NIRV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah. You are the Son of the living God.”

NIV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

NIVUK Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’

NKJV Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

NLV Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

NLT Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

NMB Simon Peter answered and said, You are Christ, the Son of the living God.

NRSV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

NRSVA Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’

NRSVACE Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’

NRSVCE Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

NTE Simon Peter answered. ‘You’re the Messiah,’ he said. ‘You’re the son of the living God!’

OJB And, Shimon Kefa said in reply, You are the Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach, the Ben Elohim Chayyim!

TPT Simon Peter spoke up and said, “You are the Anointed One, the Son of the living God!”

RGT Then Simon Peter answered, and said, “You are the Christ; the Son of the living God.”

RSV Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

RSVCE Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

TLV Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

VOICE Peter: You are the Anointed One. You are the Son of the living God.

WEB Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

WE Simon Peter answered, `You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’

WYC Simon Peter answered, and said, Thou art Christ, the Son of God living [Thou art Christ, the Son of quick God].

YLT and Simon Peter answering said, `Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.’