Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Being unleavened!!!

Did you know that a serving of crackers is about the same amount of calories as a dinner roll? What is the difference between the two? Leaven!!! In the book of Exodous God calls the Isrealites to eat unleavened bread...

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread. (Exodous 12:17-20)

A cracker is unleavened bread. So basically God called them to eat CRACKERS!!! Good old saltines, while everyone else was feasting on soft, warm, butter, melt-in-your-mouth, dinner rolls!!! God wanted the Isrealites eating bread without yeast in it. The unleavened bread was a representation of living without the world. Without yeast, bread is unleavened. It stays hard and flat. But you take the SAME ingredients and add some  yeast to it and the next thing you know, the bread begins to rise and it seems like it is really big. Waaaaaaaay bigger than that measly saltine. But if you take that soft delicious roll and squish it in your hand the roll is no longer big. It becomes small...because really thats still what it is. But the yeast had puffed it up and made it to APEAR to be something that it really was NOT!!!

Pride is the SAME way!!!

Pride will make you to think you are something that your REALLY NOT!!! It will cause you to seek your own way ...BUT all it takes is ONE little squeeze by the hand of God and we realize what we REALLY ARE!!!

♪♫Lord give me a spirit of brokeness...like you gave when...I first called your name...REPLACE all my PRIDE..with HUMILITY...Lord a BROKEN and willing vessel...I'll be!!! ♥♫♪♫

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Psalm 34:18)
Lord HELP me to NOT put into myself, that which make me puffed up!!!
Lord help me to be UNLEAVENED!!! :)