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Catching Fire

For those of you who are interested in what’s going on in a redhead’s head today, it’s totally random. Big surprise. And it has to do with hunger, fire, and birds. No disrespect intended, but she didn’t invent it.  Suzanne Collins, that is. The Maker of the universe and all it contains did. He came up with the Hunger Games, catching fire, not to mention He created the mockingjay too; maybe she’s on the right track… just sayin’. Who’d have thunk it?

May I offer you a couple of thoughts to ponder this day, so close to Thanksgiving? First, the Anglo Saxon root word of Thanksgiving is very interesting. More on that in a future blog. For now, how about this free chicken? (That’s what a good friend of mine, Arthur O’Neal, calls the revelations he sprinkles throughout his teachings.)

1) The God who put the stars in place and created you in the womb of your mother has offered to fill you to overflowing, actually “filled and flooded” is how Ephesians puts it, with His spirit, and when He first gave the Holy Spirit He manifested as tongues of fire. Have ya caught fire yet?

2) He created you with a God-shaped hole inside you’ll never get away from that cannot be satisfied by anything but Him. How cool is that? Oh yeah. The original Hunger Games began with God. Did I mention that? Lastly,

3) There is a lot of controversy surrounding the mockingjay. Did Suzanne invent it, or does it actually exist? In her book the government was into cross-breeding animals for an ulterior motive, and I couldn’t help but think of Dolly the Sheep. In the Amplified Bible the very first verse of the bible says that God “prepared, formed and fashioned” the heavens and the earth.  On the fifth day, in verse 20, God told the waters to “swarm with living creatures” and to “let birds fly over the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” Granted, He didn’t specifically mention every fowl known to man, but to my way of thinking that’s just got to include a mockingjay or two in there somewhere. Best of all, He “approved it” when He was all done making the animals. How about that? He actually liked them!

Then He made man. Ouch. Does that tell you a little about how much help He needed?Any time I need to get my dogma straight, I just remember He can do His thing just fine without me. If that don’t bring you to your knees and realize Big He, small me, nothing will. How ‘bout this Thanksgiving you participate in the Hunger Games and Catch Fire on the inside? Are you up for it? You may even see of a mockingjay or two.

Who, I would like to remind you, will be praising Him, because Romans 1.20 and 21 say that “ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes… His eternal power and divinity, have been intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification], 21 because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they did not honor or glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reason, and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened” (emphasis mine).  If a turkey can praise Him, I can too!

Kari, the caught-on-fire and sharing it

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