Friday, December 26, 2014

Blessed

With the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Fourteen, coming to a close I am overwhelmed with the multitude of blessings I've been showered with....  Thanks only to the Lord!

Blessings, overflowing, unending, abounding,
May-hap in little "Bless yous" murmured by strangers,
Or in nods of approval, they are about me, surmounting!

Like the endearment of a newborn babe I am privileged to hold,
I am so prized by a King, who yet came as this,
A tiny child, a blessing who's life needs be told and retold.

How he paid with his blood for all the sins of man kind,
To redeem all, the liar and slayer alike from the hell,
If they only believe on Jesus Christ the son of God who made, to see the blind.

The Lord Jesus is our only hope for eternal bliss.
Hell would be a torturous end for eternity
And this earth can guarantee no such happy ending bliss.
Just believe.


I've been so blessed to enjoy so many tiny little things, and some huge awesome fun trips!  :D  I have a precious life, thanks only to the LORD!  I don't live in bliss here, there is no 'bliss' here, and I don't live without problems, trials or trouble, but I have Jesus to hold onto.  Who will pick me up when I'm too tired to walk and will hold my hand guiding me everyday!

His blessed,
Faith



Here is a recipe (with my variation which are starred*) for
Gluten-Sugar Free Coconut Bars

Filling:
1/2 cup shredded coconut (*I used coconut flakes)
1/2 cup coconut milk (thick)
*1/4 cup coconut flour
*1/2 water
about 5 to 6 packets of Truvia (sweeten to taste, more if you need)

Coating:
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
(I needed more so I doubled this)

Mix filling ingredients until thoroughly mixed and sweet enough for your taste.  Shape into a block, 4x5x1/4 to 1/2 inch thick use plastic wrap to help shape it, then wrap it tightly or place in bag; freeze about 2 hours, until completely solid.  Melt up your oil and cocoa in a pan.  Make sure pan is deep enough to dip in and make sure you have enough.  Set aside (but keep liquid).  Cut block into 3 to 5 'bars' depending on your preferred size.   Now come the messy part!  Dip frozen bars completely in and you're done (I found tongs are so much easier than anything else)!

Keep in fridge/freezer.

I want to put almonds in my next 'block' and make my homemade 'almond joy'! :D

* =additions I made!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Secure Surety

Hello again!

I am trying to get 'organized' now... so far so good. ;)  These blog posts are now every Friday at 12pm.

So in last week's we discussed setting fires for hell.  You know I, thank God, haven't now!  I am blessed beyond measure and am constantly awed by new gifts, joys, and blessings the Lord sees fit to send our way!

Its a choice of keeping one's tongue closed and remembering that the God of the Universe, of the millions of Galaxies (etc!) lives inside of me!  How wonderful he is!

I often forget this little fact.  And the fact that he is already winner over Satan.  This is where we crumble, to the unsettled.  I sure can't stand that uncertainty, and I no longer have to!  The certainty and fact in knowing Jesus is to me the most important.

We are created to need and desire order, and truth.  Without it what dim bliss, if it could be called such.   I've heard ignorance is bliss... what the foulest lie!  It is forever fearfulness and uncertainty of everything.  But in Jesus Ahh!  Just as the scripture says "There is no fear in love ('God is love' see verse 8): but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. ..." 1st John 4:18

Amazing!  So for this Christmas, I hope you have the surest surety in Christ Jesus.  The son of God, and Creator of the universe etc. and you.

This is why God's spirit made a mortal virgin pregnant, that the child would be both fully God and fully man.  Thereby able to die (as a mortal) for the sins of the world, and to be raised from the dead (as God) to defeat death and Satan, return and reign in heaven at the right hand of God!

God Bless you!
Merry Christmas,
Faith

Friday, December 12, 2014

Setting fires for Hell

When I wake up I think it'd be easy to go down stairs and have a happy morning.  But na, not when we stand for Christ!  Am I dreaming?  I guess so!  I often forget I do have a battle to wage everyday.
And when I forget that I attack my own side and I turn into a fire-starter for hell....

In the spiritual realm around my home, this is probably the most easiest job I could get.  And I often wake up and quickly apply for it!  This is VERY wrong and VERY scary.

I read 2nd Peter 2 this morning and was re-afeared of the Lord in the BEST WAY EVER!!!! PRAISE AND THANK GOD!!!!!

This verse stuck with me the most:  [2Pe 2:10 KJV] "But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous [are they], selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities."

I am often unafraid to talk evil of my authorities.  This is a VERY wrong thing.  And I am quitting this sin, that I was 'okaying' in my life and calling fine!

I have no right, adult or not, to talk evil of the authorities God put in place over me.  He wants us to obey them, he did put them in place for a reason!  Even Mr. Obama!!!  (Rom. 13:1)

And even as an adult in my parent's home I need to obey them and honor them.  [Heb 13:17 KJV] "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you."  And even if my parents weren't Christians (Thank the Lord they are)!  [1Pe 2:18 KJV] "Servants, [be] subject to [your] masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward."

I am tired of being a fire starter at my house.  A fire starter for hell.  I'm sick of being a 'double agent' which in reality means I'd be in huge trouble with Jesus if I died!  :[  Here is the verse that re-awakened my fear of the Lord:
[Jas 3:6 KJV] "And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell."

And you know its better, though maybe a tad harder, to work for Jesus, but its awesome!
[Eph 6:11-12 KJV] "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.   For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]."


Check back next week for "My own Pilgrim's Progress",
His girl,
Faith Elizabeth Grubb

Friday, December 5, 2014

Crumbling Unsettled

James 1:3 "Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience."

Proverbs 17:3 "The fining pot [is] for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts."

We've all been there once in that outer-space-like area where we feel miles, years and even worlds of control...
Where everything you've ever believed or trusted is being fried around you, to test its truth, strength, reality or not.  Its a scary and unnerving place, it feels like every inner conviction of yours is being unraveled out of you and you can't do anything to stop it, your deep rooted roots start snapping far underneath the ground of your skin and everything you've been raised to think was right starts to look all wrong, or at least not proven to be right...

This is the battle of life.  I've finally gotten here and its a tough, but interesting place.  Since our childhoods, whether children of Jesus or not, we've been seeing little glimpses of this battle since we were little kids.  We've even been battled when we were little but not so hard.
But I'm finally here being tried.  And we all are in our teens and early 20s.  Where will we stand concerning truth, hell, heaven, God, Satan, wickedness or righteousness?  The spiritual world wants to know and needs to.  So thus we are tried and tested.   Satan needs to know if he need bother with you, or are you believing his lies anyway?  Then no need.  And Christ needs to know, will you stick by him, and trust him in every area of your life?  Even when the very ground you're standing on crumbles under you?  

He has sent his very son to save us all, if we'll just believe but we tend to wait to decide.  We tend to relax and reach for the easiest route, thinking we have worlds of time to him-haw away.  But the truth is your's, mine all our lives are only vapours in the whole plan ([Jas 4:14 KJV] 14 Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.).

We don't have much time to plan for eternity which is never ending and timeless place after this life. 

God is real.  And you ask me how I know this.  He lives in me.  I know him.  Just like I know my family and friends.  He is so ready to get to know everyone of us.  We just have to ask to get to know him, like with any friend!   And he'll tell you about himself.  If we just listen.  If we cut off our friends or neighbors, they won't continue talking to us.

We are in a battle for life, over life.  God wants to know if you want life or not- eternally.  Ask him how to get this eternal life!  He will answer if you are truly seeking answers.  But he won't be mocked and answer a fool who asks for 'fun'.  Life isn't fun and games last I checked.  People die, people are born, people have issues, and yes people have fun and games, but not all day everyday of their life.  It will never be so.  And can never be in this life.

As I am a child of Jesus, I stand for him.   I am being 'tried' by the world now, or rather being laughed at and yelled at by the world.
[Jhn 15:19 KJV]  "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."
Its all part of the battle and its awesome to see how today in our time, the black and white is getting clearer.  There used to be a big gray area but not now.  Are you for or against me?  Jesus wants to know.  Satan wants to know.




I can only tell you of my experience, but so far, this battle is about do I trust God or not?  In everything.  As I talked about the ground even crumbling under you.  Great, nice Christian leaders you've looked up to completely turning to Satan, family members choosing wrongly, friends turning to enemies.  But this is why we can't even trust our own spouse, or parent.  Jesus is the only one you can trust ever.  And when you start putting your trust in anything else, even things: being a singer, being a 'pretty' girl, being a 'Christian', being an American, you start to waver in your step and you even fall once or twice, or twenty times.  But its all worth getting up again for.  Just to see the Lord of Lords at the end of time... to even fall in death fighting for him would be worth it.  Worth all the love he's given me 'er I was dreamed of, while I was in my sin, while I was a wicked girl doing wrong and knowing it.   As this song ("His Kind of Love" by Group 1 Crew) says, his love was reckless for us, it'd be worth doing that for him in return!

Thank you Lord Jesus!  Glory forever and ever to you!
Your crazy girl,
Faith