I am compelled to write you because if you are like me then you can truly say that there have been times in your life where you went to sleep on top of the world, and woke up as if the world were on top you. Even in the midst of your testifying that the joy that you have can’t be taken away by the issues of this world, sometimes, even I, have to ask the question of is there any joy left. Week after week, I am divinely instructed to speak life into your situation and in keeping in that vein, let me tell you that today is a wonderful day for you to proclaim that no matter what, I won’t snap, crackle, or pop!
Believer, you have got to come to the realization that you were not built to break. That everything that has happened to you was purposed to bless you. I realize that everyday may not be your best day, but every day comes with the ability for you to celebrate life on this side of eternity. Paul said 20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me (Galatians 2:20). I need you to understand that because you have been crucified with Christ there is nothing that exists in this world that will separate you from His love and allow you to snap, crackle, and pop.
The will of God for your life is that your total being will experience God’s divine power and presence. When you decide to snap, crackle, or pop under the vicissitudes of this life you place yourself in a position where you are not taking God at God’s Word. The text of Galatians teaches us that when we give ourselves over to God it is no longer us who lives, but Christ who lives in us. The very life in which you live in the flesh is an absolute walk of faith. The faithful understand that there are persons who are assigned in this earth realm to agitate the spirit of God in your life. Don’t become a victim of those who would attempt to get you to snap, crackle, or pop. Rather, trust that because God loves you and gave Himself for you, there is no reason for you to fall apart.
Those who begin to snap, crackle, and pop become soggy and lackluster in their praise. They make noise, but don’t receive breakthroughs. They have a good shout, but don’t have a prayer life. They know what it means to be heard, but can’t believe in secret. Today, I challenge you to remind yourself that whatever you do, I won’t snap, crackle, or pop! Respond to this email and let me know if this week’s message was helpful to your current situation? Do you have a special prayer request!
Have a miraculous week,
The Reverend Jarrett Britton Washington, M.Div., MACE
Pastor-New Bethel AME Church
Johns Island, South Carolina