To Know Nothing

To claim no successes, no understanding but JESUS (1Cor2:2):GOD is for us!  I have nothing figured out, save this, and even it befuddles me.

JEHOVAH. Is. Come. Here. To me.

Infinite GOD standing on trial, defenseless, as a lamb to the slaughter. No accusing tone. No bitterness in His heart.

The nails are pounded, His flesh broken and the beam is raised. Raised up as an offering. The sacrificial Lamb presented, bruised and bleeding.

This is our peace! This is our healing! (Is53)

The Spirit answers to the blood and tells me I am born of God.

And ABBA, ABBA FATHER cry (Gal4:6).

 

 

To Know Nothing

My Bucket List UPDATED

  1. learn to play the piano
  2. read the Bible chronologically in its entirety
  3. see the sunrise over the Mediterranean
  4. attend a Hillsong concert
  5. gawk at some European town
  6. sleep in a castle
  7. eat escargot
  8. having some sweet kiddos
  9. OWN my faith
  10. fall madly in love
  11. go kayaking again
  12. take a traditional photography class
  13. to witness the return of Jesus Christ, My Lord and Savior!
  14. go sailing
  15. read the LOTR trilogy
  16. plaster a cream pie in someones face:)
  17. visit a spa
  18. ride a hot air balloon
  19. attend a symphony orchestra
  20. play a public joke
  21. fillet a fish
  22. visit Westminster Abbey
  23. stay at a bed and breakfast
  24. sleep on the beach
  25. float in the dead sea
  26. get an Indian head massage
  27. visit the eastern hemisphere
  28. balloon-paint a masterpiece
  29. picnic on a cliff
  30. master soufflé
  31. learn another language (working on Spanish)
  32. take up oil painting
  33. go glamping
  34. keep a proper herb garden alive
  35. enhance my math skills
  36. continue memorizing Bible chapters
  37. can salsa again
  38. smock a baby girl’s dress
  39. maintain a crazy organized desk & calendar
  40. make a canopy reading retreat in a cozy corner
  41. be brave
My Bucket List UPDATED

Broken and Changed

Is the seed broken in earth of its own will?

Either it refuses the breaking and writhes in its rot or it is buried and broken in insignificance and worthlessness.

Paul, through the Holy Spirit, unfolds a logical dissertation in 1 Corinthians 15 that is imbedded in me. How can this mortal put on immortality?

Can the seed contain the power that gives it life?

The seed is created for displaying life, life in a form wholly different from itself. It falls into the ground and dies in order to produce fruit (John 12:24). Life must spring forth from that dirt, in spite of the dirt.

This dying, living is our life, bearing the image of that Heavenly Man; that death be swallowed in victory (1 Cor. 15:49,54).

Broken and Changed

The Profile of Jesus

“God.. in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through Him also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:2-3a).”

Do you see Jesus? Do you recognize Him? Allow the light of the gospel to shine on Him (Joe Root 1/23/2011).

Prophetically, He is the “Seed who bruises the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15)”, the Prophet Mediator in Deuteronomy (18:15), Immanuel ‘God with us‘ (Isaiah 7:14), and the Everlasting One (Micah 5:2).

Jesus profoundly claimed He is

The Son of God (John 2:16). And the Son of Man (John 5:27).

The Bread of Life, given for the life of the world (John 6:47).

The I AM (John 8:58).

The testimony of Peter,

“we have not followed cunningly devised fables but were eyewitnesses of His majesty..(2 Peter 1:16-18)”

And John.

” What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life- and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us” (1 John 1:1,2).

The Profile of Jesus

The Today I Face

I should learn from Job; it is better, much better, to know God than to know the answers. But what do I do?

Regardless, I move forward.

I wait. Refocus.

Today is the gift. I will not whine for tomorrow.

YOU ARE the “I AM”. Not the “I will be” or “I was”.

For me to see YOU, I must be present.

Still. And thankful.

For TODAY.

The Today I Face

The Joy of Cooking Poultry And Wildfowl

“The chicken is a world citizen: Turkey, ducks, and geese, along with the many game birds that migrate from continent to continent, also are international favorites. And each nation has learned to cook them in a manner distinctively its own. The worldly cook will not be content with only fried chicken and roasted turkey, but also will welcome into the kitchen some of the specialties that enliven our global cuisine: Coq au Vin from France, Chicken Caccitore from Italy, Tandoori Chicken from India, and Satay Chicken from Indonesia.

Whether you purchase your bird or hunt it, you will have to assess its quality and potential and consider the application of cooking techniques that will be most suitable and rewarding (Rombauer, p418).”

Thank you for enduring my typing exercise :). Possibly it inspired you to fry chicken for your family?

The Joy of Cooking Poultry And Wildfowl