WISHY-WASHY 1/2 & 1/2 WHAT?
Do you remember the TV series "Laverne & Shirley"? Best friends, roommates and polar opposites they work together at the Brewery in Milwaukee and kept each other's spirits up at home for several seasons. It ended in 1983.
Laverne's favorite drink was mixing Pepsi and milk together. If you google Pepsi-milk or vice versa, you can see pictures of it. Once mixed, it was no long 'Pepsi' and no longer 'milk'. Have you ever tried it? Me neither . . and if we did and didn't like it, it's no big deal . . just pour it down the sink,
However, if we apply this to a scripture . . watch what happens . . this is the King James because I learned it in the King James Version. I also substituted the word 'her' for 'him' because it made it more personal for me.
THOU WILL KEEP HER IN PERFECT PEACE, WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON THEE,
BECAUSE SHE TRUSTS IN THEE. Isaiah 26:3
Now, if we mix that PERFECT PEACE with anything else (such as worry / anxiety /
fear / our own attempts at PEACE / this is what happens:
THOU WILL KEEP HER IN WISHY-WASHY 1/2 and 1/2 PEACE,
WHOSE MIND IS WISHY-WASHILY 1/2 AND 1/2 STAYED ON THEE,
BECAUSE SHE WISHY-WASHILY 1/2 AND 1/2 TRUSTS IN THEE.
Try saying that out loud. It is a mouthful.
Jesus stated this: "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
Jesus was offering HIS peace as a legacy to us! This is better than any legacy a person can give to us. Jesus loved His Father and would obey Him at any cost. Now they are together.
When a person is born again, Jesus is our Intercessor and He prays for us.
Take Jesus at His word. Don't mix it with any of the above wishy-washy pieces & parts. Let me know what you think or if you have questions. See email on this blog.