When you see the word SUSHI, immediately you think of the Japanese cuisine, and we are told SUSHI is made out of several ingredients, for example raw seafood, vegetables, tropical fruits vinegared rice. We are told, styles of SUSHI and its preparation vary widely, but the key ingredient in all cases is the SUSHI rice, also referred to as shari or sumeshi. In Ricky’s vocabulary of words, SUSHI means “Speak Until Something Happens Inside.” It is critically important we embrace the right words to speak; because the way we speak directs the course of our lives. Luke 6:45 (NIV) “…For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” So here is my question to us, what is full in your heart? What is the condition of our hearts? Jesus said in Matthew 15: 8 (NLT) “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” Here is a thought, I believe whenever we gather in the house of God or the Sanctuary of God, He looks at our hearts, and I am sure God is not overly concerned about our outward adornment or appearance, even though it is cool to look nice and presentable, BUT our hearts must be educated with Gods heart and insight.
Let us look at a story in the bible; David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:16 (NIV) “For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand. Now to all the mathematicians in the world, we can agree that Goliath took his stand by constantly saying something, 80 times a day (40 days * 2 times a day = 80) to the children of Israel to intimidate them. But the story does not end there, scripture tells us David said in 1 Samuel 17:45-46 (NIV), David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands…” When we constantly “speak until something happens inside” – SUSHI, we defy the armies of our day for example, the armies of depression and oppression, doubt and unbelief, of lack and want, and so on and so forth. Hear what Ezra says “For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.
David’s heart was well prepared and equipped for this moment, because the word was in his heart. Let us hear what David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” I also encourage and counsel us by the Spirit of God to not loose heart, God is with you. Notice David talked himself up into victory; speaking superior words that defied the words of Goliath – fear. Do you want to get ahead in life? SUSHI your way into Gods plan and purpose of victory for you, keep speaking until something happens inside.
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Thank you for this post, I appreciate it. Very inspiring and insightful!
Our words are life…