I couldn’t sleep last night because I kept hearing “Spaghetti Sauce” and I was like okay what is it Lord about “Spaghetti Sauce” that you want me to know? As I begin to listen this is what I would like to share.
Almost everyone has a “Spaghetti Sauce” recipe, some of them are homemade from all fresh ingredients and some are made from an already made up sauce and you add your own ingredients and spices, and once you get the “Spaghetti Sauce” all mixed up you sit it on the stove to simmer for a few hours and you check it from time to time, you taste it and you may add a pinch of this and a pinch of that, the aroma begins to fill the room, you can smell the onions, the bell peppers, the garlic, the oregano, bay leaf and other spices, the sauce is marinating and bubbling and coming together beautifully. You leave the pot and go and watch television, read a book, catch up on some housework and you jump up quickly because you just remembered you had the sauce on the stove the “Spaghetti Sauce” looks good on the top but as you begin to stir the “Spaghetti Sauce” it’s burned and scorched on the bottom, my my my what happened?
See we are like “Spaghetti Sauce” we started off with all fresh ingredients and at a first glance when the lid was taken off we looked good and we smelled good, but we get the bottom of the pot we are a bitter, burned, scorched mess!!! Check your “Spaghetti Sauce”!
If we mix the burned, bitter and scorched into our “Spaghetti Sauce” it will ruined the entire sauce and you will end up throwing the entire sauce out or giving it to the dog ( a little leaven spoils the whole lump. Many of us are like this “Spaghetti Sauce” we have in a pretty pot with all the right ingredients and we’ve sat on the fire so long that we have become burned, scorched and bitter at the bottom and when this happens BOOM we lash out, clam up and do things contrary to the Word of GOD! Don’t allow bitterness to set up in your “Spaghetti Sauce”.
I like this definition of bitter: a disagreeable taste, distasteful or distressing of the mind. Many of us have allowed bitterness to set up in our “Spaghetti Sauce” and we try to serve it to others.
Let’s look at bitterness in the bible” Acts 8:23, Simon was jealous of the Apostles’ability to pass on spiritual gifts(resentment, jealousy and anger). Hebrews 12:14-15 we are instructed to not let a bitter root grow up. Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
Bitterness opens the door to the enemy, bitterness will make you murmur, bitterness will make you sick, bitterness will blame God and others, bitterness will give you hateful thoughts. Remember King Saul he said that he was the King the Lords anointed and he had to be told anointed? You’ve lost it Saul and the Lord has anointed another! Saul was jealous and resent David and David hadn’t done a thing, see bitter people get angry at people when they see their replacement, that is why people attack you, try to kill you, lie on you, set traps, gossip about you and try to disclude you from many activities, you are overlooked and replaced because they see the anointing on your life. Check your “Spaghetti Sauce”.
SN: It’s hard to clean that pot that the “Spaghetti Sauce” has been burned in, we have to soak it awhile so get out your scrubbing pad, scrub, rinse, scrub some more, rinse again add some dish liquid in the pot then wash it, rinse it again, checking to make sure there are no more burned and scorched spots in the pot, then we dry it with a cloth and it looks shiny and new again ready to use again. See when you are washed and scrubbed by the Holy Ghost you can become brand new when all the stains are gone and God can and will use you again.
People of God don’t be so self-righteous and quick to hurt other, search yourselves, don’t neglect to check your “Spaghetti Sauce”!
Forever His Servant
Robin A. Curry