Cousin Mel Branham is often quoted in these articles and I get a lot of comments about his gripping style. Today, another cousin sets the pace for the article:
“Have you ever listened to some folks and thought, ‘Their cornbread ain't done in the middle!"’ Doug Branham.
Having listened to many half-baked sermons over the course of the last fifty-five years, I really laughed (rotfl) at the true humor in Doug’s statement. In ministry and politics there are tons of cornbread that ain’t done in the middle. I suppose my candidate, President Trump, could start his own bakery! Other politicos never even bother with the oven.
One thing I have been learning is just how devious half-baked cornbread can be and thus lead you into some deep pits. I am thankful for Doug’s line as now, I can listen and save time by asking, “Is this speaker/writer’s cornbread baked through?”
Being a country boy, I like cornbread. Now not the kind where sugar is added or the mix is too thin, but just right where the fully baked cornbread is just above the lip of the pan in which it is baked. Rough ground corn is the best for dipping in homemade buttermilk!
Now that I have established my bona fides concerning spiritual matters, I feel I must say a few words on practical matters directed toward daily life. You already know you can live without good cornbread, but why?
Life, when done right, is fantastic! Problem is we seem impervious to the water of life, the life Jesus Christ offered to the beaten down woman at Jacob’s well. The story is told in John 4:7-42. The woman had drunk deep of the waters of this life to the point of having five husbands and then giving up on the ship of matrimony and was sailing along on the ship of common law. Her deep hunger for something better bleeds through the conversation and at last she discovers and drinks the “heavy” water that comes from the fountainhead of true life, the water of truth from Jesus Christ.
Talk about a change! Her previous “cornbread” may not have been baked in the middle, but now, oh but now, the talk with Jesus made a difference and her life became as intended by God. Read about and accept the water offered by Jesus.
Copyright © 2017 Larry Lilly
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