X Marks the Spot
Updated: Sep 8, 2018
We’ve all heard that phrase before, right? ...or we’ve seen it on “Dora the Explorer”, “Spongebob”, or “The Goonies”?? Maybe you were a kid or maybe you were an adult - no judgement. The “X” marks the spot of where the treasure is. It’s usually at the end of a really long, twisting, dashed line that goes over and around several obstacles. Alligator pits and “Swiper’s” are all over the place. There is ALWAYS a meaner trying to stop you from reaching the treasure.
You may have read in one of my previous posts that the current memory verse with my “Planted Ladies” is Psalm 119: 2-3. That verse says, “Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all of their heart. They do no wrong, but follow His ways.”. I’ve been trying more and more lately to actually memorize scripture. It’s crazy, seriously, just HOW PROMINENT in my life that simply being able to recall a verse in my mind has brought me bucket loads of peace and calmness that passes all understanding in so many stressful situations! The Holy Spirit fills me and I have nothing to be anxious about.
Which brings me to the next memory verse (or verses rather) that are on my list to memorize… Philippians 4: 6-9… “Do not be anxious about ANYTHING, but in EVERY situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And THE GOD OF PEACE WILL BE WITH YOU.”
Tell God what you want.
Think good vibes.
Receive good vibes.
NOT TODAY, SATAN! NEGATIVITY WILL HAVE NO CONTROL.
The obstacles we face on our dashed line journey to our treasure are both big and small. Some of them, we even know about in advance. Others just appear like a boobie trap - SURPRISE! Why does this happen? ... because Satan is a dick. I’m sorry, but there’s no better way to put it. Satan is a dick. God and that meaner are battling FOR US. The difference is, One wants us for good. The other wants us because he’s a dick and wants to beat the Good Guy.
Uh oh! Just when you thought you had your “stuff” together, you fell in a boobie trap. You fell into a huge, deep hole that was camouflaged and now you’re trapped. What do you do? Do you freak out? Panic? Do you b*tch and complain? Probably, maybe... That's what Satan wants you to do. OR would you take a look around and chill. THAT’S what God wants you to do. JUST CHILL, BRUH. Stop. Don’t be anxious about ANYTHING - He’s got you! SO, you’re sitting in a hole… big deal! With a thankful heart, just be happy that the Creator of Our Universe is at your fingertips and that you’re alive and well… while in a “well” of sorts. PRAY. Pray AGAIN. Be relentless with your prayer life. Be a pig for prayer. Oink! IF you do that and believe that our God is as great as He says He is, He will follow through. He WILL give you peace that passes ALL UNDERSTANDING. You guys, He’s the Prince of Peace (for Christ’s sake - literally).
SIDE NOTE: “Help Me Find It” by Sidewalk Prophets is the song that was playing while I wept on the floor and gave my life to Christ. Listen to it, it’s applicable. Just do it… please.
Lastly, TRUST Him and think good thoughts because HE IS on YOUR side. Believe! People will pass you while you’re in your hole happy as a pig in sh*t and think you’re nuts or on some kind of drug. So be it! You know what, invite them over for a “trip” or “fix”. Fix ‘em on Jesus and go take ‘em on a trip into the Bible. Make ‘em a junkie for Jesus! JESUS JUNKIE. Let’s be Jesus Junkies together. If you do, you WILL get out of that boobie trap and back onto your twisty, dashed line. You will reach the treasure… His Kingdom in Heaven, His blessings, His love...