"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8
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I have been making some lovely things in the woodshop lately. My husband and I have been taking scrap lumber and making bowls out of them.
While I was making one, I was using a belt sander to form and shape the outside of the bowl, I noticed that the sandpaper kept creeping off where it should be, and I had to keep re-adjusting it. While doing so my finger got smashed pretty good. I thought it received a break, but it sustained a severe sprain. Now my finger is wrapped in bandages and is on the mend, thanks to the good Lord.
I thought about what happened in the woodshop and thought of how God takes a piece of "scrap wood" that is destined to head for the fire and starts by taking it to a tool to cut and shape it. Then binds the pieces together in a different shape to start creating a useful vessel. Then, with His hands, He takes that soul to the belt sander to smooth and form that new vessel.
When I had to continually fuss with the sander and ended up having an injury, I thought of the Lord having to continually fuss with His tools, His servants, that are resisting to work properly. Do we cause harm to the hands that are trying to form another soul by our resistance to be used by God?
God, forgive us for resisting to be used for shaping other's lives and ultimate hurting your hands in the process.
Since the weather has been rainy, foggy, and drizzly for the last few weeks, it set the mood to having home made soup. I used fresh crooked neck pumpkin and a can of cannelloni beans, and I used home made chicken broth.
Here's the recipe:
1 can pumpkin (14 - 15 oz.)
1 can white navy beans
1 can chicken broth
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons grated fresh onion or a tablespoon of dried minced onion
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
In a blender, place pumpkin, beans, broth, honey, onion, cumin, salt, and garlic powder puree until very, very smooth.
Transfer the mixture to as heavy saucepan and heat to serving temperature. Serve in soup bowls or mugs, each garnished with a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds and a dash of sage.
I really enjoyed the flavor of this soup. It is thick and hardy with a slight taste of chili.
As a Christian, I want to focus on keeping God in my life. " The Fool Hath Said . . . " is what I've entitled this little devotion. Praying for you, dear reader, that you will understand the Truths in God's Word. ☺
One thing I have learned in life, is that God is control of ALL things. Yes, we may know this, but to experience it, gives a deeper richer meaning.
These past few months we've got our yard redone. In the process the Lord taught me another verse, Matt. 6:33, "But, seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." I wanted this yard to be done, RIGHT NOW, It was the forefront of my mind, constantly. I even fasted and prayed hard, but God whispered to me, "Seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God." I was seeking to get my yard done, FIRST because there was my heart. I had to change how I viewed my possessions. I realized that this backyard is GOD'S dirt, HIS yard, and He is in charge of when the yard gets done. After that, I had peace in my soul. The yard is finally finished, God gave me "all these THINGS," after I placed my affections on him and not my yard.