Mud Pies

ImageWe were playing in the yard just having fun playing chase and “it”, the problem was that the man next door worked at night and was trying to sleep. After his wife came to the back door with a very disgruntled look on her face and told us to be quiet and issued a stern warning that she was going to tell our parents to make us go in the house we settled down to a quieter endeavor, which was making mud pies. Wanting to please my best friend, who even though she was only 15 months older was my aunt, you guessed it, and I ate one, or at least attempted to do so. I did it because she told me that she had already eaten one, at another time of course, and I believed her. She persuaded me to eat that black North Carolina dirt, and pretend that I liked it! When we become adults we should know better than to accept the mud pies people offer us as food, however some of us love peace to the point that we will do it just for the sake of peace alone. There comes a time in your life that you have to make the decision to be happy, and live. Who is to blame when there is war, or starving children, or terrible explosions in a mine that kills people? I have said before that I wanted to blame Eve for all our ills until I realized that I am not so sure I wouldn’t have fallen prey to the beguiling of the devil as he offered the fruit that promised to make me to be like God. I can sit here at my computer and tell you unequivocally that I wouldn’t do it, but is that true? How many times have I yielded to things that I knew in my spirit I shouldn’t have done? It’s like being on a protein diet for a year, then going into Mick’s and ordering a great slice of Peanut butter pie, you know you shouldn’t do it, but suddenly you find yourself there and the rest is history! The point is this, as adults we should be able to walk to the pond to get a drink of water without someone beating us to it and begin walking around in it to muddy the water, ruining it for everyone else. Galatians 6:1-5 Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived. Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life. God spoke to the serpent that had seduced Adam and Eve to sin, Genesis 3:14 GOD told the serpent: “Because you’ve done this, you’re cursed, cursed beyond all cattle and wild animals, Cursed to slink on your belly and eat dirt all your life.  It makes you think about Genesis 2:7 GOD formed Man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive—a living soul! Man was formed of dirt and the serpent was cursed to eat dirt, so where does that leave us? What can we do that will keep us from being such a tasty mud pie treat? The best idea is keeping ourselves so covered with the Blood of Jesus, that we would be totally, disgustingly distasteful to him. The old saying says “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade”, when you do, sweeten it and drink it knowing you are protected by the Blood of Jesus, and you will not be Satan’s next dessert, mud pie! I am always proud and happy to see someone come out of the pit where they were thrown and become a great success! I am proud to announce that I am dirt, a substance that God can pick up and mold into a pleasing person that will use the breath He breathes into my nostrils to praise Him!

2 Replies to “Mud Pies”

  1. Your posting, MUD PIES really caught my attention. First, I’m a N.C. Girl…grew up there in a small farming town, graduated from college there and taught in the public school system. Second, I loved making MUD PIES when I was a little girl and leaving them out to dry in the hot sun on the concrete steps on a summer day. Then, I continued to read this amazing posting to discover that just like the MUD PIE I made as a child ~ God molded me into a human being that came to know him at a very early age, loves Him with all my being and will spend the rest of my life praising Him, Worshipping Him and sharing the love of Christ with others. This “MUD PIE” (me) has been walking in her destiny for a long time…AND, I will continue to do so for as long as I breathe! Thank you for such a delightful and soul searching posting. I loved it! AND…I loved making MUD PIES too! 🙂

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  2. Ever so true! It is great food for thought, always. We many tend to think more highly of ourselves than we should. We open that door for Satan to come right on in and make himself at home because we do think and act high and mighty at times. I am one of the worst or I will desire to be noticed, knowing I am acting like a Pharisee. I know it is wrong, yet I seem to do it when I do not want to be doing it. Thank you so much for writing this.
    In Jesus’ love, may you have a great evening.
    Margaret

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