Tried these today…sent a sample to the lab for testing. The lab might have ate too many. They are addictive. What started out as simple american pie and crust recipe quickly went south of the border. We used coconut oil instead of butter in the pie crust recipe so that makes it vegan.
Am I so full of the world that if the world were removed from me, nothing would remain? What a shell of a man I must be, what emptiness what a shame I’m not filled now…occupied by Christ, filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit.
How am I going to fly away with Jesus when I keep dragging the weight of the world around with me? Hot-air balloons rise higher when they drop those dead-weight sand bags. Even a hot-head like me can take a lesson from that.
Take a lesson from the hungry caterpillar. She takes in the leaves. She has a ravenous, insatiable appetite. She feasts, finds a quiet place, and is transformed! (Hold the Bible up). These are your leaves. Read! Feast your eyes on the living word of God and be transformed!
Drawn in Charcoal on a 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch piece of cardstock. This is a drwing of a dog I had named Ping Pong
I understand that many things is the Bible are figurative and symbolic but many also have a literal fulfillment. When Noah was warned of a flood, was it just figurative or did a literal flood happen? When Abraham was visited by angels and learned the cities of the planes would be destroyed, was that figurative or did Lot and his daughters barely escape a literal destruction? When Moses warned Pharaoh of the plagues, did they happen in the real physical world or just in some ambiguous spiritual way? When Babylon was taken during her night of partying, did she really fall? My point is this; Who is warning spiritual Babylon and spiritual Egypt which is Rome and Vatican City? Who will visit that city and warn the people in that system to come out before the angel of destruction visits her and repays her double for all the iniquities she has committed with the kings of the earth? Who will bring the people out of that system and out of that city? Who will lift up their voice like a trumpet? It is better not to see, than to see and ignore. If you see the need, pray that God will use you in a mighty way to warn the inhabitants. Though there be one righteous man in that place, the Lord will not destroy it. Just as he spared Sodom and Gomorrah until not one honest soul remained, He will do the same again. Are we pleading that God hold back judgement till all may fully understand and make a wholehearted decision whether to stand with Him or against Him? He is long suffering and wants not one honest should to perish. It may be that many come out of her (that city and that system).
We think our well-meaning parents are overbearing and we want our own way. They have our best interests in mind and can foresee dangers, they caution, guide and try to impart wisdom. But, we want our own way. We rebel and fail. Did you know some of us never grow out of that spirit even when we grow old? I see in many churches 40, 50 and even 70-year-old bratty babies who still want their own way when God’s way is much higher. His wisdom surpasses even our highest thoughts. Yet, we think we can out-think God. We think we can go our own way. You can’t outfox the Shepherd. Eternal life’s a One-Way-Street. Christ is “The Way”. Given the choice between my way and the “high way”. I’ll take the latter. I’ll take the ladder that was let down from heaven in Jacob’s dream. Christ is that ladder…that bridge between here and the hereafter. So, what’s your next step? I’m sharing this with my pastors so they can share it with their flocks. We can wake ’em up, shake ’em up, so God can take ’em up.