In 2 hours I created 4 meals and muffins plus a pot roast in the crock pot, roasted brussel sprouts and mashed turnips.
In the picture, is a spinach quiche, sausage soup, sausage and peppers and chili over spaghetti squash. You might think that this would tire me out but instead I feel like I want to cook some more! All of these recipes are made the Paleo way and are extremely healthy! The purpose of creating these meals are so that I can have delicious, nutritious lunches! What a blessing to have these in my freezer.
Every day in the lunchroom, people peer into my lunch and say, "What do you have today? Some want to try it and others, (like my friend Kelly) say, "well, that looks interesting". She very rarely will try it because she is afraid that she will not like it.
We are all like this at times. Even with spiritual things we can become picky. "Lord, I would like this, some of those, but not that!"
James and John had the same issues. Imagine treating Jesus as if he was here to grant your every wish!
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” Mark 10:35By the response that was given to them it is safe to say that we do not get to pick and choose from a smorgasbord of blessings. They are given at the sole discretion of the blesser!
“What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.” “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” “We can,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.” Mark 10:36-40
Blessings come in many forms. Although not always in the ways that we would normally think. Sometimes like my friend Kelly, it is easy to want to pick and choose how we are blessed.
Fortunately our God is the giver of every good and perfect gift!