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No. 0     Original Topic:  Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 11, 2015 at 7:25 AM   Viewed 7154 times     
My wife is getting over a sinus infection, and slowly getting back her taste and smell.

One evening, she was fixing some gravy, but she couldn't taste it. She asked me to take a taste. Man, it was FLAT ... like ... it was missing something.

She knew what it needed ( for I am no cook ). She put a bouillon cube IN the gravy ... and BAM ... it made all the difference in the world. The gravy had a wonderful taste !

Jesus Christ is our bouillon cube ! My gravy is FLAT without Him. He is the cube sent to us from God Himself.

Praise God ! When we sense we are flat ... even though we have all of the other ingredients ...

Jesus makes us taste better !

We now have a different taste about us ! That is Good News !

Psalm 34: 8 ...

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who trust in Him !

His taste IN us ... helps us taste better !

We may even smell better too ! :biggrin:

Oh my ... YES ... We need You Lord ... and thank You for coming in !

We want You to come in ... and stay with us ... now ... and forever !

God ... we do give YOU .... all the honor and praise for Jesus Christ !

:party:


Oh yea ... one more thing !

Our gravy still has some " chunks " or " clumps " in it ( sinfulness ) ... but the Lord already knows that ... but, thank God, that will not stop Him from coming in and doing what needs to be done.

Just like when Jesus came IN the world years ago ... into a sinful world ... He is willing to come IN our sinful hearts too !

May we be thankful ... when we sense something is missing in our gravy ... Jesus Christ is available ... all we need to do is " put " Him in the gravy !

May we pray for everyone to believe and receive ... a simple YES will do.








No. 1     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 11, 2015 at 7:55 AM     
Heavenly Father ...

Thank You for the " message " in this post ! We thank You MORE for the messenger ... Jesus Christ ... and for all of those who SPREAD the message of salvation IN Jesus Christ !

Your forgiveness is already given ( past, present, and future ) ... and we realize we need it all the time.

For we can all admit we still have " clumps " in our gravy ( which can be unpleasant to bear at times ). Yes, there is no argument about us still having some " clumps " ... but ... may we be thankful we have YOU IN OUR LIFE ... taking care of the clumps !

Yes, it's an " ongoing process " ... the process of salvation. It takes time to make GOOD gravy ! You will stand by with Your Help ... the Holy Spirit will keep stirring us ... slowly at times ... but anything good is worth waiting for !

Ummmmmmmm ! Ummmmmmmmmmmmm ! UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM !

I just realized ... You have just given me a message to share this Sunday at the Holiday Inn Express with the small group of Christians we gather with each week.

( pausing ... bowing and shaking my head in gratefulness )

Well, God ... may the people who read this message be encouraged to go ahead and have a taste ! May You hold out the spoon and may we be willing to lean toward You ... and take a taste ... and see ... that the Lord is GOOD, indeed !

Okay, God ... we are ready ... for a taste :laugh: If we need to have another taste ... we thank You for offering it ... IN JESUS NAME !

Amen ! :pray:

No. 2     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 11, 2015 at 8:15 AM     
The post is now OPEN for ALL to COME !

May we COME and REASON together with Jesus Christ ... as He continues to BE THE WAY for EACH PERSON who, individually, AGREES to COME and ACCEPT God's offer to all of us.

JESUS IN THE GRAVY ... MAKES THE GRAVY TASTE BETTER

AGREE ???





No. 3     Reply:  Praising God !   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Dec 11, 2015 at 10:26 AM     
HEY, RPM, GREAT ANALOGY!

As I was reading your original post, something came to me. Do you know why the bouillon cube offered so much flavor? Besides the meat, vegetables and herbs which are in the broth, there is SALT! Bouillon cubes and other products which are used as a base tend to have an over abundance of SALT.

In Chapter 6 Job said, "Don’t people complain about unsalted food? Does anyone want the tasteless white of an egg? My appetite disappears when I look at it; I gag at the thought of eating it!"

Mark 9:50 Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other."

Colossians 4:6
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

FLAVOR: verb
1. alter or enhance the taste of (food or drink) by adding a particular ingredient.

When we spend time in God's Word and with him, we are adding HIS FLAVOR to our words.

FLAVOR: noun
1. the distinctive taste of a food or drink.
synonyms: taste, savor, tang

2. an indication of the essential CHARACTER of something.
"the extracts give a flavor of the content and tone of the conversation"
"this excerpt will give a flavor of the report"

As we take on the CHARACTER OF CHRIST, we add his FLAVOR to our words.



No. 4     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 11, 2015 at 11:36 AM     
Grace595 wrote:

As I was reading your original post, something came to me.



Oh boy ( picture me rubbing my hands together - getting excited here ) !

As God leads, we may be " on a roll " here ( waiting in anticipation ) !

I thank God and give HIM the praise ... for YOU sharing this with us !

All I can say is AMEN ! :2thumbs: Oooooooh, PRAISE GOD ! :bowdown:

Thanks for bringing what CAME to you Grace595 ! :high5:








No. 5     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 12, 2015 at 9:40 AM     
:popcorn:
No. 6     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 12, 2015 at 11:20 AM     
( Hebrews 4: last part of verse 7 )


Today, you must listen to His voice. Don't harden your hearts against Him.
No. 7     Reply:  Praising God !   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Dec 12, 2015 at 4:42 PM     
RadioPreacherMan said:
"We may even smell better too !"

2 CORINTHIANS 2
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;
16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?
No. 8     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 12, 2015 at 7:33 PM     
Grace595 wrote:

RadioPreacherMan said:
"We may even smell better too !"

2 CORINTHIANS 2
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;
16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?


Amen ! :exactly:
No. 9     Reply:  Praising God !   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Dec 14, 2015 at 1:01 PM     
I am curious as to how the message went, what the Lord may have added to these thoughts...

:popcorn:
No. 10     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Dec 21, 2015 at 12:51 PM     
Grace595 wrote:

I am curious as to how the message went, what the Lord may have added to these thoughts...

:popcorn:



As Gadfly would say ... " Message Received ! " :dance:

As far as what the Lord may have added ... it all depends on what He brought to each person's attention. The message was given ( my part ) and received ( each person's part ). Now, whether it brought comfort or stirred them up ... well ( that's the Lord's part ).

Still Praising God ! :ban_dance:

No. 11     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Jun 28, 2016 at 10:15 AM     
Hey, RPM! :wavey:



“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” — Matthew 5:13

I don’t know about you but when I sit down to eat I usually always look for the salt shaker. I just like the taste of salt on food—even when there’s probably enough in it already. Salt reminds me also of the way Jesus taught. I love the way He often used natural objects as illustrations of truth like birds of the air, flowers of the field, mountains, wheat fields, etc., One of the figures of speech that Jesus used talks about our role in the world as “salt of the earth.” We all know what salt is, but what does it have to do with our Christian life? Jesus forces us to do a little research to get the full meaning behind the words—especially since we’re not living in the culture of the first Century.

Dick Eastman, director of Every Home For Christ, helps us here when he observes that “in this statement Christ likens the Christian’s existence on earth to common salt. What do we know about salt? For one thing, salt is made from two vastly different elements: the active metal, sodium, and the deadly gas, chlorine. These unique forces combine to make a substance common to every household. Why did Jesus use salt as an example of our work on earth? Perhaps because salt adds flavor, making otherwise unacceptable food acceptable. Thus, the believer’s function on earth is to add flavor. Our presence on the earth, then, makes the earth acceptable to God. If believers were removed, God would have no choice but to destroy it.”

Eastman continues, “There is, perhaps, a greater function of salt. It restrains the process of spoiling. Years ago, before refrigeration, salt was used to preserve meat on long voyages across the ocean and over land. Here we discover another reason Christ has positioned Christians on this planet. We not only make earth acceptable to God, but we preserve the work of God around the world. And not only do we preserve it, we spread it. Our mission as Christians, then, is vital. We are to spread the message of God’s love to every person on earth, thus increasing the earth’s supply of spiritual ‘salt.’ We are, in a sense, salt manufacturers.”*

Well, let me ask us all a question. How are we doing at manufacturing salt? Let’s share Jesus Christ with someone today and bring some flavor into their lives. Good resolution for 2015, wouldn’t you say?

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. — Colossians 4:6

http://www.fggam.org/2015/01/real-salt-earth/


Here is a thought:

If we had no flavor, then there would be no one to dislike us. The fact that we can cause someone to be uncomfortable when we share the truth suggests we are actually doing something right. It is our comfort zone and the spirit of familiarity which can cause trouble, among other things, when the truth is shared. We need to BREAK OUT! Just like Paul broke out of the physical prison, we need to break out of our spiritual and emotional prisons.

Oh, wow, I could go on but truly need to get to work as it is getting late in the morning.
No. 12     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Jul 2, 2016 at 7:50 AM     
:smile:
No. 13     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Jul 17, 2016 at 8:19 PM     
:pray:
No. 14     Reply: Praising God !   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 55   on  Jul 19, 2016 at 10:37 PM     
I used to have these tapes when my son was growing up. The Title reminded me of this song:

No. 15     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  CAsandie   Gender: F   Age: 102   on  Jul 24, 2016 at 1:26 PM     
In addition to flavor -- Awwww the aroma of good cooking! :-p

2 Cor 14But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. 15For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.



No. 16     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Jul 24, 2016 at 7:49 PM     
Bless all who read this post, and those who contributed to the post.

:cloud9:

No. 17     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Jul 26, 2016 at 6:05 AM     
:pray:
No. 18     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Aug 21, 2016 at 11:32 AM     
:bowdown:
No. 19     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Aug 29, 2016 at 4:47 AM     
:goodpost:
No. 20     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Sep 10, 2016 at 8:38 PM     
Grace595 wrote:

I used to have these tapes when my son was growing up. The Title reminded me of this song:





Worth repeating.
No. 21     Reply: Praising God !   
By:  Grace595   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Sep 28, 2016 at 5:39 PM     
Grace595 wrote:

I used to have these tapes when my son was growing up. The Title reminded me of this song:



As RPM would say, "Worth repeating". When I saw the title of this thread, the same song came to mind. I can hear the children singing in my head after hearing it so many times in the past.
No. 22     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Oct 7, 2016 at 10:24 AM     
:smile:
No. 23     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Oct 7, 2016 at 10:28 AM     
:pray:
No. 24     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Oct 8, 2016 at 6:36 PM     
Again ... Praising God ! :bowdown:
No. 25     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Feb 7, 2017 at 5:31 AM     
We love You, Lord ... and adore You ... more and more ! :dance:



No. 26     Reply: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Apr 6, 2017 at 8:50 PM     
:pray:
No. 27     Reply: Re: Re: Praising God !   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Apr 10, 2017 at 7:05 PM     
Grace595 wrote:



“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” — Matthew 5:13

I don’t know about you but when I sit down to eat I usually always look for the salt shaker. I just like the taste of salt on food—even when there’s probably enough in it already. Salt reminds me also of the way Jesus taught. I love the way He often used natural objects as illustrations of truth like birds of the air, flowers of the field, mountains, wheat fields, etc., One of the figures of speech that Jesus used talks about our role in the world as “salt of the earth.” We all know what salt is, but what does it have to do with our Christian life? Jesus forces us to do a little research to get the full meaning behind the words—especially since we’re not living in the culture of the first Century.

Dick Eastman, director of Every Home For Christ, helps us here when he observes that “in this statement Christ likens the Christian’s existence on earth to common salt. What do we know about salt? For one thing, salt is made from two vastly different elements: the active metal, sodium, and the deadly gas, chlorine. These unique forces combine to make a substance common to every household. Why did Jesus use salt as an example of our work on earth? Perhaps because salt adds flavor, making otherwise unacceptable food acceptable. Thus, the believer’s function on earth is to add flavor. Our presence on the earth, then, makes the earth acceptable to God. If believers were removed, God would have no choice but to destroy it.”

Eastman continues, “There is, perhaps, a greater function of salt. It restrains the process of spoiling. Years ago, before refrigeration, salt was used to preserve meat on long voyages across the ocean and over land. Here we discover another reason Christ has positioned Christians on this planet. We not only make earth acceptable to God, but we preserve the work of God around the world. And not only do we preserve it, we spread it. Our mission as Christians, then, is vital. We are to spread the message of God’s love to every person on earth, thus increasing the earth’s supply of spiritual ‘salt.’ We are, in a sense, salt manufacturers.”*

Well, let me ask us all a question. How are we doing at manufacturing salt? Let’s share Jesus Christ with someone today and bring some flavor into their lives. Good resolution for 2015, wouldn’t you say?

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. — Colossians 4:6

http://www.fggam.org/2015/01/real-salt-earth/


Here is a thought:

If we had no flavor, then there would be no one to dislike us. The fact that we can cause someone to be uncomfortable when we share the truth suggests we are actually doing something right. It is our comfort zone and the spirit of familiarity which can cause trouble, among other things, when the truth is shared. We need to BREAK OUT! Just like Paul broke out of the physical prison, we need to break out of our spiritual and emotional prisons.

Oh, wow, I could go on but truly need to get to work as it is getting late in the morning.



Worth Repeating ...