Five minute Friday – fall

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I want things to be nice but never perfect.

I want things to be nice but never perfect.

When I have company over, there is temptation.

If I want things to be perfect, I fall into pride.

If the night didn’t gel as I had hoped, like, let’s say, the Hubs got on my nerves the entire evening (true story) I fall into despair.

It’s when I give the occasion to the Lord that I see the greatest rewards.

When the birthday party, dinner company, gathering of friends is marinated in prayer, that’s when everyone has the sweetest fellowship.

IMG_20110120_185631I once had a family member come over for dinner with his family.

They do not know Jesus and before they arrived, I prayed for us to have a special night together.

Strangely enough, as I asked the Lord what to serve this family, I sensed God said “barbecue chicken.”

I realize this might sound like a really stupid prayer and even more so, a really weird answer. You talk to God about food? He talks to you about barbecue chicken? Come on.

My answer is I talk to God about everything and occasionally chicken is part of our conversation. Jesus is my friend and he is intimately involved in my life, so yes poultry is even an open topic for us. Don’t you talk to your best friend about everything?

So this isn’t a usual main dish for me to cook but I listened to His voice and guess what? Barbecue chicken was this person’s favorite meal! I had no idea!

5minutefridayTime and time again, these things have happened to me where God confirms that He was with me the entire time. Falling into his arms, relinquishing the moments into His will keeps me focused on the right thing, serving Jesus by serving others.

Five Minute Friday is a gathering of super cool people who all write for five minutes about one word. If you’re up for the challenge, join us!

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14 thoughts on “Five minute Friday – fall

  1. I seriously wish I had your magic hands. The table setting is simply beautiful, so inviting. A heads-up: most veggies and fruit don’t mix, esp berries. Hard on digestion. And fruit will ferment when eaten with other foods, though most cookbooks out there are clueless to this fact. Feel free to blip this comment. You are totally on board with food and God. The connection is stronger than 99% of the world seem to realize! There is a spiritual element to what we eat. Blessings.

      • Sorry, I had thought you were following. =) That’s why I’d said you’re good to go for when I announce it. I’ve been exploring a series on the writing process….parts 4 and 5 apply to kids….hope they are useful. Xx Diana

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