RECIPE FOR LIFE

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“man can not live by bread alone, but by EVERY word that proceeds from the mouth of God’  Matthew 4:4

PERFECT RECIPE! PLEASE DON’t ADD water to it – Do not add or take away.(Rev. 22:18) Me and the boys have made bread recently.  The picture above is our oven method.  But the other day we made a microwave bread recipe. Some recipes can be tweaked to add our own flavor. This recipe however, failed as we added our own flavor to it. It was a disaster and I am SO thankful because it gave way to a CRUCIAL BIBLICAL LESSON. The Word of God is perfect. The perfect recipe. God even warns what will happen to those who try to add to it, or take away. Disastrous consequences. In a day in age filled with a “WATERED DOWN GOSPEL” message where it can be heard through an overflowing abundance of resources – media, blogging, books, speakers and more.. our goal this year is not to focus so much on the repetition of math facts, nouns and verbs, but rather training them up to learn how to discern. I thank God for every opportunity He gives in a day through natural flow of life to break out the TRUTH through God’s word and ask the boys – this is what they said, she said, he said… what DOES God say? I am thankful that often before we even open it, they already know how silly what “she” said was, because of the truth the Holy Spirit has hidden in their hearts. Repetition back to the WORD for discernment for life. The devil is on a prowl seeking who he may devour. With all the lies so “nicely” thrown into a RECIPE of life to add flavor to one’s own taste and liking-it is temporary and will not sustain throughout time – there is no altering the REAL RECIPE for genuine salvation and relationship with Christ the Lord, the FOOD source that truly SUSTAINS and gives lasting strength and vitality for life here now and ever after. With all the arrows being thrown out there, and reading an article of a “watered down gospel” just last night, suggesting not to say Jesus’ name too much or talk about His precious blood shed for sins..I thank my God for the abundance of strong leaders who rise up to share the REAL recipe of LIFE – the full gospel message. As I Read today on another blog, and was blessed to read: “People need Jesus! Let’s stop being ashamed to say “I think I may know what you need, because I needed Him myself.”

People need Jesus – I need Jesus, and the REAL JESUS – the Jesus of LOVE that shed His blood, rose victorious.  The Jesus that saves from sin that leads to death and hell.  The Jesus that went all the way to the cross for wretched sin to offer life through repentance and trust in Him alone to save.  The Jesus that disciplines for our best interest, LOVE that instructs, LOVE that is patient, kind, and LOVE that rejoices in the truth. JESUS the real JESUS that is throughout the entire BIBLE – woven from the beginning in Genesis to the end in Revelations.

“Taste and see that the Lord is good”. Psalm 34:8. “which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction as they do also the rest of the scriptures” 2 Peter 3:16 “for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.” Acts 20:27