How deep have we received, the Good News that Our Lord and Our Friend has for us all.
To use as an example, there are different kinds of cooking procedures, and one is to marinate;
Marinate definition from a dictionary is: To soak, in a seasoned Liquid to flavor and make more tender. If we were to Marinate our lives in and for the purposes and destiny Our Lord and Our Friend has for our lives, imagine what an impact we could have for the Kingdom Of God.
The Good news that is presented through the Gospels, is through Repentance and Acceptance, God gives to us true freedom. Freedom from the power of sin, sin that has awful consequences on our lives.
If we are to live free, it will because of God’s actions, not because of our own will, or disposition or political alliance or our intelligent. We are rescued from this present evil age by what Jesus did for us on the cross.Life is not produced by us, it is supernaturally provided for us.
Let us turn to Galatians 1 verse 5: Paul speaking:
“I am amazed that you are so quickly turning away form Him, who called you by The Grace Of Christ, and are turning to a different gospel, Not that there is another Gospel of Christ.”
and from the Message Bible the same verse:
“I can’t believe your fickleness— how easily you have turned traitor to Him who called you by the Grace of Christ by embracing a Vibrant Message”
We can all hear the message, but how much does the Message mean to us. Let it be a Message, to truly MARINATE in. Because it Truly is a Message, to soak, in a seasoned anointing of the Holy Spirit, to prepare us for the life Our Lord and Our Friend has ordained for us before the foundations of the world.
Once we are Marinated, there can be no turning back, to the things of less vibrancy and wholesomeness.
Responding to that calling, He has for us, and accepting Him, is how we come to salvation. This is the start of a new journey for our lives. How deep we go in Him and with Him on that journey, is also available to us, and He has much Marination to bring to our lives.
Our Lord and Our Friend wants to flavor us all. Once we are Marinated with His flavoring there is no turning back.
O F J.