Pig Post

In Declutterathon Daze, I called myself a pig.

http://anythingexcepthousework.co.uk/   Gilly called me on it.      Her impassioned plea, “But pleeeeeeease don’t ever refer to yourself as a pig again.😦 I know pigs are cute and all that stuff and you were probably joking etc but be kind to yourself! And if you can’t – then let other people be kind to you – you are not a pig Melinda! You are a beautiful, intelligent, entertaining human being who loves ice cream bars a bit too much🙂.”

(Thanks for all the love, and compliments, Gilly!!)

She wasn’t the only one. Holy Spirit did too.     {I do NOT hear His voice audibly, it’s in my spirit., and thru His Word, the Bible.    I’m using blue for Him, because I want to make the distinction between talking to myself, and Him.   He is a real person.)

Holy Spirit said,  (gently) Melinda, re-read what you just wrote.   What did you call yourself?”

A pig.

“Are you really, literally, a pig?”

No.

“Who does the Bible say you are?”

A new creation in Christ.    2 Corinthians 5:17 [Full Chapter]   KJV

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
“What else?”

A child of God, and  joint heir with Christ.

Romans 8:17   KJV
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and jointheirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
“So, by calling yourself bad names, what are you doing, in essence?”
Calling God a liar.

“Do you really think God is a liar??”

NO!

“Good.   Then what do you have to do?”

Repent!!   Ask God forgiveness!!

“And?   What else?”

Never do that again!     Remember I am a joint heir with Christ, seated with Christ in heavenly places.

Ephesians 2:6     KJV
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 

“Yes, indeed, my girl.    Remember, God loves you.   Always.”

John 3:16     KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I am a daughter of God, joint heir with Christ, loved by God!slob, humor, happy!

Honesty

Honesty is the best policy.  You’ve heard it all your life.   And, it really is!

Kids, if your parents say this to you, TRUST them!    They have been there, done that, and hidden the T-shirt from you!!

 

 

Having the Holy Spirit living inside me is a wonderful way to stay honest.    When I ask Him to help me not lie, boy is He ever Johnny-on-the-spot!

For example, in Man, Much? I said “This time I haven’t looked for a man.”    Immediately I felt a “check” in my spirit.   And I thought, oh that’s right, except for that one time on line. A “check” in your spirit is when you feel God nudging you, but not like an audible voice or anything.

And an honesty meme, thanks to Jenny from Unremarkable Files for posting on her Facebook page.

slob, humor, terrible housekeeper

Yep, pretty much says it all!

 

 

 

Wow, I really am preaching a lot lately!   I never knew I wanted to be a preacher!   lol