Friday, June 20, 2014

Life or Death; Blessing or Bitterness

I hope this post finds you all well today.

Went to a Bible study this past Wednesday. We were discussing the power of creation in the spoken word.

This reminded me about Mary the Mother of Jesus. Adam and Eve ate from both the Tree of Life, everyday they were in the garden until that one day of disobedience. They also ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which gave the curse of death.

I said that to say this. They ate of Life and Death. Just as we use the mouth to consume we can use the mouth to defile and murder or create and bless. "Life and Death are both in the tongue. He who delights in it will eat the fruit of it."

Now, the point. Mary had the same power of the tongue. Her name, from the original language in Hebrew, "Marah", means "bitterness." (Remember the story of Ruth. After she lost her husband and both of her sons, Naomi returned with Ruth to Bethlehem.  She changed her name to Marah, because God dealt bitterly with her).

Friday, June 13, 2014

#Beware of the "New Thing (Get Anchored in Truth)!"

Presently, I am at a point where I am full of ideas from yesterdays and processing them through my "system of research" but there is nothing that is grabbing me at this time in way of where to take it from that point of research. No melody is coming to mind. No cool riff or group of notes-nothing. I am just practicing my guitar and my piano and learning new chords and scales. But I keep working at old ideas and doing what I can to persevere.

Can I tell you very seriously that many people give up on hobbies, talents, relationships, college and/or careers, even faith in God, because it gets to the daily step by step-the mundane. Nothing spectacular is happening and the novelty has left. We race to the next new thing. Marketers target people who search for the new and next big thing for sale. Religions and cults attract people who look for sensational spiritual events, services, signs and wonders. 

O That They See You through Me!

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