Thursday, September 30, 2021

The WRITER who COULDN'T play Scrabble

 

Genesis 11:7

King James Version

7 Go to, 

let us go down, 

and there confound their language, 

that they may not understand 

one another's speech.


It doesn't help that Scrabble is a word game.

And that there's an estimated 4,000 Scrabble clubs around the world.

Neither does it help that Scrabble was invented by an architect -- Alfred Mosher Butts.

I truly am wired differently.

For I'm a writer who can't play Scrabble.

Never did.

Never could.

Never would want to.

I hide, when I see people putting up the board, and taking out those tiny, wooden blocks.

I studied Architecture, but have not really embraced the field.

That probably accounts for not having a love for the game invented by an architect.

Excuses.

Excuses.

I'm just not into it.

Are you?

Are you good at it?

Am I missing anything?

Am I a complete klutz?

Perhaps, it's the scoring that I shrink from.

Anything where a score is needed, I shrink from.

I don't care for scores.

I just love the idea of playing.

No competition.

No stress of performing.

I suppose I don't have a competitive bone in my body.

I just want to play.

That's probably why I'm better at WORD play.

Words follow me, all over the place.

WORDS are my toys.

Crossword puzzles are fun.

The farthest word game I'd go for is SPELLING, at school.

For which, I received a blue ribbon once.

Somehow, I found Spelling enjoyable.

And quite easy.

Studying the KJV Bible was also quite easy.

SPIRIT made it easy.

Only because I've embraced the LORD, as born again.

That, honestly, made ALL the difference in the world.

And now, I DEARLY LOVE His WORD.

My learning zoomed to great heights.

True knowledge was given.

Peace reigned.

All of us have different gifts.

Just not Scrabble, for me.

I do have limitations.

Except, I could SPELL, and that's for the next post.


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GOD's chosen VOICE box

 

Exodus 3:9-10

King James Version

9 Now therefore, 

behold, 

the cry of the children of Israel 

is come unto me: 

and I have also seen the oppression 

wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

10 Come now therefore, 

and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, 

that thou mayest bring forth my people 

the children of Israel 

out of Egypt.


Who do you think GOD speaks to, when He has something important to say?

Apart from angels, who does He choose to represent Him on earth?

First, observe how GOD is.

With kings:

Proverbs 25:2

King James Version

2 It is the glory of God 

to conceal a thing: 

but the honour of kings 

is to search out a matter.


With prophets:

Amos 3:7

King James Version

7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, 

but he revealeth his secret 

unto his servants 

the prophets.


Romans 16:25-26

King James Version

25 Now to him that is of power 

to stablish you according to my gospel, 

and the preaching of Jesus Christ, 

according to the revelation of the mystery, 

which was kept secret 

since the world began,

26 But now is made manifest, 

and by the scriptures of the prophets, 

according to the commandment 

of the everlasting God

made known to all nations 

for the obedience of faith:


If prophets weren't God's voice, kings would not have sought them.

Prophets were of invaluable help when kings need to choose leaders, or successors, to help de-code their dreams, or to help them understand God's commands, or rebukes.

Mostly, GOD sends His prophets to WARN kings, and their subjects.

Whether they followed God's prophets, or not, was a different story.

Here's a partial list of who have been sent:

GOD chose prophet Moses, to warn the Egyptian pharaoh.

GOD chose prophet Ahijah, to warn king Solomon.

GOD chose prophet Elijah, to warn king Ahab.

GOD chose prophet Samuel, to give the ungrateful people the king (Saul) they asked for.

GOD chose prophet Samuel, to anoint David as king.

GOD chose prophet Nathan, to rebuke king David of his sin.

GOD chose prophet Jonah, to warn the king and people of Nineveh to repent of their wickedness.


As always, GOD has the LAST WORD.

Which is the spiritual order of things.


Related read:

On PROPHETS


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The CITY where BORN AGAINS live


Hebrews 11:10

King James Version

10 For he looked for a city 

which hath foundations, 

whose builder and maker 

is God.


I found where born agains live.

Here are some clues:

Auda-CITY

Authenti-CITY

Simpli-CITY

Vera-CITY


If you're a Jew, God gave you His HOLY CITY already.

JERUSALEM.

If you're a believing Gentile, JESUS has prepared a place for you, too.

John 14:2-4

King James Version

2 In my Father's house 

are many mansions: 

if it were not so, 

I would have told you. 

I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, 

I will come again, 

and receive you unto myself; 

that where I am, 

there ye may be also.

4 And whither I go ye know, 

and the way ye know.


And one day, there will be a NEW CITY for those who love His SON.

Revelation 21:1-4

King James Version

21 And I saw a new heaven 

and a new earth

for the first heaven and the first earth 

were passed away; 

and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, 

new Jerusalem, 

coming down from God out of heaven, 

prepared as a bride 

adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, 

Behold, 

the tabernacle of God is with men, 

and he will dwell with them, 

and they shall be his people, 

and God himself shall be with them, 

and be their God.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; 

and there shall be no more death, 

neither sorrow, 

nor crying, 

neither shall there be any more pain: 

for the former things are passed away.


Where do you live right now?

Is your heart in the right place?

Where would you like to live?

I sure know where I live.

I've been there the past two years.

And my life has blossomed.

Immeasurably.

Under the GRACE, and GUIDANCE, of the HOLY SPIRIT.


Related read:

Who Shall DWELL in GOD's Holy Hill?

CITIZENSHIP in HEAVEN

KINGDOM of HEAVEN

BORN AGAIN articles

TEA TALK

The RAPTURE


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WORDS DANCE in my HEAD

 

2 Corinthians 9:8

King James Version

8 And God is able to make 

all grace abound toward you; 

that ye, 

always having all sufficiency 

in all things, 

may abound 

to every good work:


Ever noticed, the word "abundance", has "DANCE" in it?

Betcha didn't know that.

Or that a dancer naturally has GRACE?

And if you dance with GOD, you will be filled with His GRACE.

Words dance in my heart.

All because SPIRIT fills my heart.

Surely, He was watching out for me, as I grew up.

He created me to be fascinated with words.

I took note of EVERY written, or spoken word, I came across with.

I hungered to read so much.

Words kept calling out to me.

They practically danced in my head.

People say I have brightness in my eyes.

What I didn't tell them was that as we chatted, words came streaming forth.

All on their own volition.

My mind was so BRIGHT with WORDS.

One word spoke volumes.

When I became born again, I only cared to know GOD's WORD.

The Bible held my complete attention.

I threw all other books.

God is completely in my heart.

You can be sure, the words dancing in my head, are OF GOD alone.

You can be sure I share SCRIPTURE alone.

Everything I write -- since I became born again over two years ago -- is BACKED by Scripture.

For GOD has my back.

The next post will speak of the CITY where born agains live.


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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

TEA TALK

 

Genesis 1:1-3

King James Version

1 In the beginning 

God created the heaven 

and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, 

and void; 

and darkness was upon the face of the deep. 

And the Spirit of God 

moved upon the face 

of the waters.

3 And God said, 

Let there be light: 

and there was light.


I'm a cer-TEA-fied TEA-totaler.

I don't drink liquor.

That's a certain-TEA.

I'm not TEA-mid about it.

You can check its veraci-TEA below.

Here's what SPIRIT and I played around with.

Our little "tea talk".

In alphabetical order.

Expect the list to grow as the WORDS play along with me.

Abili-TEA

Activi-TEA

Audaci-TEA

Austeri-TEA

Authentici-TEA

Banali-TEA

Beau-TEA

Believabili-TEA

Brevi-TEA

Capaci-TEA

Causali-TEA

Certain-TEA

Communi-TEA

Compatibili-TEA

Creativi-TEA

Credibili-TEA

Dexteri-TEA

Effectivi-TEA

Feasibili-TEA

Functionali-TEA

Goa-TEA

Hones-TEA

Hospitali-TEA

Immortali-TEA

Impartiali-TEA

Infallibili-TEA

Joculari-TEA

Locali-TEA

Mentali-TEA

Natali-TEA

Necessi-TEA

Perfectabili-TEA

Positivi-TEA

Possibili-TEA

Potentiali-TEA

Practicali-TEA

Pret-TEA

Punctuali-TEA

Quali-TEA

Quanti-TEA

Receivabili-TEA

Receptivi-TEA

Reliabili-TEA

Respectabili-TEA

Responsibili-TEA

Sereni-TEA

Simplici-TEA

Sinceri-TEA

Sociabili-TEA

Spirituali-TEA

Totali-TEA

Understandabili-TEA

Veloci-TEA

Veraci-TEA

Viabili-TEA

Visibili-TEA


Word play, is child's play.

DELIGHT in the USE of WORDS.

For GOD's service.

Thanks, and ENJOY!


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WIRED for WORDS

 

John 1:1

King James Version

1 In the beginning was the Word, 

and the Word was with God, 

and the Word was God.


Welcome to my 32nd blog.

SPIRIT and I call it "WIRED for WORDS".

Only because words are my toys.

I can't seem to stop.

They practically just spill out of me.

Where others scrounge for words, words follow me around.

As far as I can remember, I read everything on sight.

Anything with the written word.

Labels.

Books.

Medical literature.

Recipes.

Instructions.

Manuals.

Names.

Everything where a word danced around.

Calling to me, to pay attention.

Which, of course, I do.


I read two romance books each day in high school.

Hiding it under the table, as the teacher droned on.

And never got caught.

Or if they'd noticed, they let me be.

For when they looked for someone to recite, oftentimes, I'd wing it.

And got away with it.

But please, no Shakespeare.

I have nothing against the bard.

I plain like plain language.

But GOD had the last say.

One day, so many years from my youth, He took pity on His erring child, and made me born again.

That ought to stop me reading useless books.

All the while, ignoring HIS BOOK.

Whadyamean, I'm not reading HIS BOOK?!

So, God made me born again, and I was never bored again.

Not only that, He took my thinking to the next level.

READ KJV.

He knew I could get it.

And get it, I did.

Strangely.

The non-Shakespeare reader, became a King James reader.

Same era.

How crazy can life get?

And I seemed to understand it all.

As if, it was second language to me.

What can a word-lover do?

Write.

What can a GOD-adorer do?

Write about GOD.

What can a Bible student do?

Write about Scripture.

And all the treasures therein.

All at the same time studying, sharing, and playing.

Enjoying GOD's WORD.

And taking His WORD for it.

I can't be anything else.

God invented the WORD. 

He is the WORD.

The WORD is the beginning.

The WORD is all that will remain.

Isaiah 40:8

King James Version

8 The grass withereth, 

the flower fadeth: 

but the word of our God 

shall stand for ever.


I'm in heaven.


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Related read:

The ONLY THING that will REMAIN


NOTE: All verses on this blog have been sourced from King James Bible Online, and Bible Gateway.


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