So I threw down in the kitchen this morning. Now this dish may look basic (it is), but the lady told me it was good. If you only knew how expensive her palate is, then you’ll know how her comment made me feel. I said thank you in a subtle tone, but internally the PRIDE was rising. Probably did a somersault double-under internally. Lol check out the presentation though. Winning.Check out the scrambled eggs though. Restaurant Qualit lol.. naw but I am getting better. Not the best cook so I’ve got to start somewhere. You’ have to crawl before you walk right? My wife is a food enthusiast so whenever she cooks, I take mental notes, and It’s certainly paying off sweetly. Next thing you know, people are going to be having heavenly encounters when they taste my cooking lol..
I used to be the one to listen because the Bible said so. To honor and to not be a rebel to those who’ve looked after me for all this time. But there’s a holy agitation that’s erupting and surfacing and it’s not letting anything stand in it’s way. See, there is an authoritative figure OVER the authority (parents) placed in your and THAT one is sovereign and Holy and what HE says goes. No matter the opposition, no matter the discomfort, it’s black and white. It’s either or you’re all in or you’re all out. Whether you like it or not, HE doesn’t care about your situation. About who your oppressor is, or which family member is standing in your way. All HE cares about is your obedience so HIS will can be accomplished. HIS will and not your own. So look up and see what’s real. Realize that YOU will be interrogated on “The Day” that will bring everything to light. Your life is not your own; it was bought with a price through His son who was made to be a living sacrifice for your sins. AND it was done with a smile. It pleased the Father to crush the son; it brought pleasure to him to know that HIS son didn’t even look human after h beaten. All so you can have redemption through Him. Your will is not your own. Your agenda not your own. Your life, your emotions, every strand of your hair belongs to the LORD, and its rightfully HIS, for he is a JEALOUS GOD.
The writing above is actually an OLD blog post that never got posted. For some odd reason, I left it in my “drafts” along with some other posts. Im beginning to feel that same stirring I did when I wrote this post. A holy fire, and indignation that just wants the world to know. As I was praying God was telling me that everyone wants to be anointed but nobody is willing to pay the price. He said nobody is wanting to get their hands in the mud. To toil and work diligently as if your life was enslaved to someone. The lifestyle to get anointed is not the norm for American Christians. God wants to break the norm and bring a radical Fire in the people who profess his name. I go to a ministry in SA called Metro Fire Missions Base and as I was praying tonight, I asked the Lord.. what if EVERYONE was on FIRE for you the way you would want us to be? What if everyone had no agenda but yours. He said this nation would change. When I heard that initially, doubt tried to linger in because I found it difficult to believe, but then I remembered that Jesus changed the WORLD with only 12 people who were nobodies in their societies. Most importantly, they had no agenda. They were the Lord’s “ride n die” posse all the way to the grave. He then said Laying down your life is the most Radical thing you can do; its the ultimate sacrifice. Its giving up your will, and your desires to adopt his desires for your LIFE. I’m committing to die to my flesh DAILY. Especially in this season; its going to look like something I’ve never done. A radical obedience. Looks like pain. =/ When you want something new from God you’ve got to give him something new.