Today I want to talk about raisin cakes! No, you didn’t make a mistake this is not a recipe podcast, but hopefully you’ll leave full of truth and freedom. Lets dive in.

Numbers 33:51-52– “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, when you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you and destroy all their figured stones and destroy all their metal images and demolish all their high places.

Notice the destroying of their High Places being mentioned.

2 Kings 16:1-4-In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord his God, as his father David had done, but he walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even burned his son as an offering, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the Lord drove out before the people of Israel. And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.

2 Kings 16:1-4 ESV

– Notice verse four mention of High Places

I had a half hard week topped off with spiritual warfare as I combated fear, doubt, anxiety, communication faux pas, and an all out brawl for my sanity. It felt like everything that I stood on was under attack.

Going to God was imperative. I was not going to be ok without His help, and in crying out to the Lord I realized that I had become complacent! I had allowed all of lives situations and circumstances to force me into a corner and my flesh wanted to ball up in the fetal position and hide and my Father came to rescue me! How did I get here? Then I remembered the awesome message from Sunday morning. I was not seeking first the Kingdom of God like Matthew 6:33 says I let potty training, late nights, early mornings, yelling, screaming, and unforeseen challenges bombard me allowing me to put Christ last, and make tension my idol. I put my woes in High Places. I gathered thoughts of comparisons frustration with my physical ailments, the ebb and flow of my working out and weight loss journey, feelings of brokenness, and set up a high place to focus all my time and attention on them.

I had taken all the remnants of the aforementioned things and baked a raisin cake to those idols. Like referenced in Hosea 3 where they offered to false gods. Sin was like spiritual pesticide and was killing my fruit.

I must obey!

2 Peter 3:9- The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

I was left with why it was so hard to tear down my objects of worship?

Luke 12:4-7,11-12, 22-26- “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do.  But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell.  Yes, I tell you, fear him!  Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies?  And not one of them is forgotten before God.  Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.  And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”  And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.  For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.  Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!  And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

Emphasis on verse 25&26

It would mean:

 R-epenting I want to expound on verse 25-26 a small task as adding a single hour to his life why are you anxious about the rest. If that is small takes to God and rightly so then why do I worry about anything! I pray someone goes free from hearing this.

 R-ecovering my ability to fight instead of fold and act like a victim.

 R-elinquishing my problems before Christ.

What a timely reminder of Gods faithfulness and promise to take care of His children.

This was a necessary but hard week but I’m victorious because Christ is my King! Ladies, I saw God glorified in many ways, and I am encouraged to know that God is still to be trusted, as I cry and repeat.
God bless you all.
 

 

 

 

 

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