There is a saying, God is God and your not! Well, I can say I certainly have always believed that, but I have not always lived that way. Still do not, but I am learning. I have gone through most of my life living it the way I wanted, doing what I wanted when I wanted. But, if God is all loving, and he is, if he has a specific plan for me, and he does, if I want to choose what's best for me, and I do, why do I not seek after what He has for me??? The one who knows me best, and loves me most. We go through life with all these needs and desires. With all kinds of baggage from our past and present. We carry wounds in our hearts inflicted by others and just the living of life. We seek to fill the void with so many things, even good things - but not the best things. We settle for too little. I for one want all God has for me - all he planned for me. Now that is an adventure!!! But it is also scary for me. It requires giving up what I think is best, but I exchange it for something better. Still scary. But I am learning to trust!!! Something I read today, again from Ken Gire's book, "Seeing what is Sacred" (Most of us turn to Christ when we realized there was a difference between Christianity as a religion and Christianity as a relationship. Sometime after entering into that relationship with Christ, we realize something else. That there is a difference between a personal relationship with Christ and an intimate one.)
I think that this is what my new path is about. I have been a believer for many years, but just in this last year, I have begun to realize there is more. That what God offers to us is so much more that what I first thought. There can be a richness and depth to life that I never new. It is how God wanted life to be in the beginning.
Blessings to you all!
Here is a great oatmeal recipe - good for the body as well as the soul.
2 cups 1% low-fat milk (my friend uses almond milk, yum)
2 cups regular oats
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons sliced almonds, (toasted or not)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Bring milk to a boil over medium heat. Stir in oats; cook 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in raisins and next 4 ingredients. (through cinnamon)
Serve with nuts and sugar.
Makes 4 servings
Blessings to you all!