LOST YOUR MARBLES

Toodles and His Marbles

MERRY TUESDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY-

I loved the movie “Hook” with Robin Williams as Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook. In the movie, there was a guy named Toodles who had lost his marbles and would walk around saying “lost, lost”. Thad Butt (one of the Lost Boys) found his marbles and returned them (Which in reality his marbles were his happy thoughts). Maybe you too have lost your marbles and you have grown up to become a lawyer and have forgotten how to fly which was the case of Peter Pan. I love the line from Wendy when she said, “so Peter, you have grown up?”
I think people take their lives for granted. Everyday seems just like the day before. We find ourselves in ruts that we can’t get out of. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise, downer friends and working at jobs that we hate, all make for a very toxic lifestyle. Being a pastor, Frank and I have been at many a bedside staring into the eyes of regret. Would you like me to go on? We live with the TV on all day and night, or playing the latest XBOX game, with the curtains drawn having no concept of the outside. The yard never gets done, (if you have a yard) cleaning, painting and paying bills is something you avoid at all costs. And we wonder why we struggle? As a Christian we must answer the question that Jesus is asking us. Are we experiencing the abundant life that He has promised or do we even care? The Marysong girls are finding out that there is another way. To most of them, going outside, going to the beach sober, and even ordering Starbucks is all new to them. Yes, it takes months to create new habits and thought patterns. One story about the girls I found interesting, you see after a few months we give them an iPod to listen to Christian music while they work. One of the girls, after listening to the songs for the first time, put down the iPod uninterested. Months later, she absentmindedly put it in her ear to listen to it. Within seconds she found herself knowing the songs and entering into fellowship with her Lord. As we grow in the Lord we will find our appetites change and also our behavior. Thats what makes growing in Christ exciting, there is a reward for our labor. It’s time for all of us to find our happy thoughts again!
The Preachers Homiletic Commentary says this, “His love is more lasting in its effects while wine perishes and soon ceases to exhilarate and refresh. Christ’s love is eternal and unchanging in its effects as well as in itself and is able to fill the soul with joy in the absence of all earthly comforts, and the loss of all earthly possessions. His love is more beneficial for it exhilarates the soul, and through that, influences the whole man. His love purifies while it gladdens.”
It’s time to throw out the old wine, turn off FOX NEWS, STOP LISTENING TO PLASTIC FACE PREACHERS, OPEN UP THE CURTAINS, GO OUTSIDE AND PLEASE FIND YOUR MARBLES!

10 Replies to “LOST YOUR MARBLES”

  1. Lol, awesome, Hallelujah, I love it, awesome blog. Good morning, Pastor Parris, my marbles are found in the Lord. Thank you LORD. Yes, yes, yes. They are real and good marbles…Ha. with love.:) yes open up the curtains…..

  2. Merry Tuesday and Good Day to You Pastor Parris!!! Thank You so very much for Today’s Blog. You know I went walking outside yesterday evening, down to our neighborhood park and back. And after walking proceeded on to clear my patio and try to decide which flowers and plants I’d like to have for this spring/summer. I had not done that for quite some time, and my thinking did seem clearer. Truly enjoyed both You and Pastor Frank last week at Riverwalk Fellowship. Super Thanks for reminding us to Always & Continueously Drink Deeply!!!

  3. AMEN!! AMEN! AMEN!! OUTSIDE, CHANGING OUR ATMOSHERE! dislike the tv:) love having windows open let fresh air come in! thank you great message on sunday. HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!

  4. I have to share this. In biblical terms I was the dog returning to his vomit. I was delivered , had a angel encounter on st. Charles ave. Then went back to the vomit , and it was all from a hardened heart growing a callus from conviction. I twurked a blunt of synthetic drugs in the bath room looking in the mirror and it was intense. I started running in place in a dessert and couldn’t stop until falling in the tub and continued the drug use putting us in foreclosure. It got real bad I felt so far from God there wasn’t coming back. Came back to church was doing the things I know that I need to do but wasn’t receiving or felt anything, worried, scared just tormented I was headed straight t hell because this was debauchery. I’m taking a bath and get a phone call from someone that people push away cause he is different , not in the place to listen to someone with a sincere h

  5. I have to share this. In biblical terms I was the dog returning to his vomit. I was delivered , had a angel encounter on st. Charles ave. Then went back to the vomit , and it was all from a hardened heart growing a callus from conviction. I twurked a blunt of synthetic drugs in the bath room looking in the mirror and it was intense. I started running in place in a dessert and couldn’t stop until falling in the tub and continued the drug use putting us in foreclosure. It got real bad I felt so far from God there wasn’t coming back. Came back to church was doing the things I know that I need to do but wasn’t receiving or felt anything, worried, scared just tormented I was headed straight t hell because this was debauchery. I’m taking a bath and get a phone call from someone that people push away cause he is different , not in the place to listen to someone with a sincere heart. ( being ready out of season ) kaitltyn is upset she forgot her spelling homework bathing with one hand just ready to hang up. I get out dry off while holding a conversation irritated and they ask for prayer . So I get off the phone and go tuck k in bed with momma and we all pray.He said he was gonna lift us up in prayer as well so my wife and I are laying in bed reading our bibles in bed reading 2 Samuel about sail having a tormented spirit on him. I dig in different bibles & commentaries and lead to reading how God changes his mind in different ways and one was through intercessory prayer. Well the guy I could’ve hung up with is a intercessor. My spiritual eyes begin to open going back to me getting high running in this dessert. I

  6. I started crying and felt the burden like saul had lifted away thinking a second ago I was gonna die like him. Im free again, the grace was there again making me weep and weep. I lost my marvels and some. I found them last night and wanna cling to them tightly. We have no cable, and very content. I am happy now I found my marvels, its like God has me where I left off at. The prophetic gift made me prideful fallin in a pit of stupor , blindness & torment. In the past week ii been in positions to witness to a bunch of people confused cause of my oppression. This blog sums it up for me. Lost marble’s. But being poor and lost, Gods removal of his hand drew me back. I thank the The Lord for His ways( jeremiah 29:11 ) . Im gonna continue to run this race with no condemnation (romans 8:1) I’m. Just blurred in tears by His grrace and mercy the love that’s mind boggling. In Isaiah theres a scripture that states He sees no more sin

  7. So I wont either. Some may look at me differrent and judge me but thats fine. Im after God not man. Throw your stones bust my teeth out ,don’t accept me its really ok. Im not easily moved when armored up by. GODS word. I jonathan willl recieve the rewards of meekness. Don’t pitty for me I am strong in my weakness. Despite our circumstances I am happy, content, and at peace now. Our God shall supply my needs, I’m. More significant then the birds and am ready for my journey. His love is amazing. He made me laydown in his pasture. Im resting, drinking, and cups filled. That’s my God, His banner of love is enough. Goodnight đŸ™‚ be blessed! In Christ; jonathan

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