“So let us keep the Feast, but not with the old bread made with yeast. The yeast I’m talking about is hatred and evil. Let us keep the Feast with bread made without yeast. Let us keep it with bread that is honesty and truth.” ~1 Corinthians 5:8 NIRV
I used to tell my son, “Do this son and you will get that.” “If you do as we say, we will do this for you.” I came to find that as he grew older, he ‘did’ when it was appropriate for him and when he was reminded. I changed the game when I stopped telling him to do, what he already knew what needed doing.
My son went through a period when nothing went his way. He would ask and get turned down. This happened until the day he realized that until he did the right thing, he would not receive a reward. I waited for the opportunity for him to do right all by himself. And when he did, without being told, I rained down praise on him. The first time it surprised him because he wasn’t expecting praise or reward. But when he was rewarded on doing something completely on his own, he made it a point to do better more often.
This is what happens to us from time to time. When we feel we are in that ‘loop’ in life. That ‘loop’ when things just aren’t going the way we want. We may pray and it seems our prayers are not being answered. Then, we realize, God has asked us to do something and we haven’t. We may be putting it off by saying, “I’ll do that tomorrow Lord.” “Lord you know me, I’m stubborn...you made me that way. I’ll do better one day.” Well guess what, it will be ‘one day’ when your prayers will be answered.
Do right on your own. This is all God is asking us to do. Obedience is hard because its an action we have not put into practice. But it is now time we did. God will do all the rest, the healing, the guiding and as far as our path, it has already been laid out. The victory has already been won. We just have to receive it by being obedient.
The Feast, (life), is going to continue. Now that you know better, through God’s Word, it is time to do better. It’s time to live (life) without the ‘yeast’, without the ‘…hatred and evil…’ and now live (life) with ‘…honesty and truth…’ When you do, you will receive your reward, just as we reward our children when they get it and do right on their own.
May God continue to bless and keep you as you continue your journey in Jesus name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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