October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017
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Today was all about transformation. For one, we changed up our routine to have an early birthday celebration.

Breakfast was inspired by Chick-Fil-A’s breakfast bowl: a layering of block potatoes, scrambled eggs, chicken, bacon, and cheddar cheese. This breakfast bar pleased everyone (now, that’s a change) because you could get a lot of something, or a little, or none at all. Hubby topped his with diced tomatoes and ketchup (of all things), but I stuck with the potatoes, bacon, chives, and cheese. And don’t worry, my more health-conscious friends, we ended our day with a vegetable: sweet potato pound cake.

Change was the subject of our Sunday school lesson as well. We talked about our natural tendencies to satisfy self, “be happy,” and seek acceptance. Then we applied the truths of Romans 12:2 and 2 Corinthians 5:17, which show how God replaces the natural with His supernatural love of others, joy despite circumstances, and rejection of the world’s offerings. The old becomes new. We prayed for this newness of heart, to see more of Him and less of us.

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:9)

Reverend Livingston’s sermon was the powdered sugar on our cake. He inspired me to change my response to testing: to persevere instead of giving up and to “be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” (James 1:19) It goes against my nature to seal my lips, not to complain, fuss, or wail, to use my faith as a defense rather than my lips as an offense. So, I know when I respond to persecution and trial with prayer and praise, it’s nothing but God’s transformational work in me.

Yes, God has changed us in big ways—from the way we feed our spirits to the way we feed our bellies. Sit down at the table with Him and ask Him to change you. It’ll make your whole world taste better.

Blessings on your meal!

 

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