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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fixin' Supper

I am from Western Pennsylvania. My mom fixed supper. Yes, supper, not dinner. Dinner was what we ate at noon. My dad had a dinner bucket that went to work with him. Supper was our evening meal. And mom fixed it.
Now we never asked her what was wrong with it because we knew she wasn't "repairing" it, she was "preparing" it. Fixing it. She was always "fixin'" something. "I'm fixin' to go to the store." She would say. We knew she meant that she was preparing to go. 

There are many strange ways of saying things and it seems that our area of western PA has it's own dictionary sometimes.
Another thing was she would tell us to "red up" our rooms. Trust me she wasn't wanting us to paint them. She wanted some fixin' to take place, lol. She wanted them clean. 
She would live us notes before she left for work telling us to have our rooms red up before she got home. And we got it done because we knew for sure she was coming home and we better be ready.

Jesus tells us in scripture that He has gone ahead to fix us a place. He is redding up our rooms and He wants us to be here fixin' to go with Him when He returns. He is coming back for us, of that we can be sure. Are you fixin' to go? Are you getting prepared?

And you know what? When we get there, there will be a big Supper.

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:2, 3 NIV)

Here is how you prepare.
Hear:  Romans 10:17
Believe: Hebrews 11:6
Repent: Acts 17:30
Confess: Matthew 16:16
Be baptized: Acts 2:38
Be a faithful servant: 1 Corinthians 15:58

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