Thanks to a secret tomato farmer I found a bag of tomatoes on my front porch Sunday evening! What a blessing! I love fresh garden veggies but do not have anything remotely called a green thumb. I can kill silk trees and plants according to my children.
I was seeking comfort ….both in the Word and in the world. My Bible study just left me with more questions than answers and I was physically tired from having worked all night online.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Kept popping to the front of my thoughts. Someone asked me recently what was trust in your spouse.
I off the cuff answer was something along the lines that they would never leave me or forsake me.
Today, my study and reading time was, of course, all about trusting, not leaving, not forsaking…oh Lord…I am listening… If I had given any thought to the question before running off with my mouth, I would have thought more on the lines of knowing my spouse has my best interests in their heart. No matter what I do, they have my back. Either to be there to help me fix what I have messed up, or to hold me up when I am the one being attacked.
In the current world, being family doesn’t mean much. Sadly, your family members are often the very ones you don’t care to be around or spend any time in their lives. I am thankful that all seven of our children have put on Christ and will be with us in eternity. Knowing that our children walk in the faith is comforting. Back to the comforting thoughts…
So how do I handle looking for comfort?
First I cook… this relaxes me and allows me to think. Some of my girls enjoy cooking and we spend time together around the kitchen preparing and testing new things.
Secondly I pray and sing. While I would love to be calm, cool and collected at all times…I am not! I worry way to much, struggle with past hurts, allow people to just push my buttons.
I think; through prayer, time spent in the Word and with my husband (who loves to debate scripture) I am calmer (even just a little bit) than I was years ago. I am still at 51 a work in progress! 🙂
This morning I wanted something warm and yummy. I had sausage and onions, along with the fresh surprise tomatoes from the gift last night…
Started with melting about equal parts of butter and olive oil (one tablespoon) until browned.
Sliced one onion and one smoked sausage ring into bite size pieces.
Added about a tablespoon of minced garlic, salt, pepper and handful of parsley flakes to the butter/oil and cooked for 3/4 minutes. Tossed in the onion and sausage slices, cooking until dark, brown and oh so delicious!
Once everything was in the pan, I dropped the heat to medium low and just left to cook, shaking the pan every 5/7 minutes. Stirring it a couple of times if starting to stick. I wanted the sausage pieces to get crispy and the onions sweet.
Didn’t take long before I heard feet on the stairs! Whatcha cooking? Smells good! Food is always one of the easiest way to get teens out of bed!
Served with several of the sliced tomatoes!
These were the verses that popped up when I searched for comfort from the Word as I was comforted in the world with my yummy breakfast:
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.