It’s almost Thanksgiving! So since cooking is on most of our brains, the following is a recipe that I have tried and highly recommend for you and yours. And it’s time for another GIVEAWAY! At the end of the post, you will have a chance to win one of these beautiful pillows.
Main Course: Abrahamic Stuffing
“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations…Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead-since he was about a hundred years old-and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.”
~Romans 4:18-21, NIV, emphasis mine
- 2 c. of weary:
Abraham was a man who was worn out. In the Greek, “his body was as good as dead” means: worn out; impotent. Turning 100 is not on my radar, yet the past couple of months (and my two adorable toddlers) leave me feeling worn out and ineffectual.
- 1/2 c. of hope:
Abraham was a man of hope. Abraham kept hoping even when there was no reason for him to hope. I love that. He kept hoping because he remembered what God had promised him. (See Genesis chapters 15-18)
- 1/2 c. of fact:
Abraham was a man of fact. Abraham used his brain and faced the truth about his situation. He acknowledged the facts but worshipped God. Sadly, facts are often worshipped and God is merely acknowledged. Yikes. Guilty.
- 1 c. of faith:
Abraham was a man of certain faith. Abraham did not allow doubt in God’s ability to fulfill His promise to enter his mind. The reverse happened. Abraham was strengthened in his faith; giving glory to God because he was 100% convinced that God would keep His Word.
Pour the mixture of weary, hope, fact, and faith onto the altar of your heart and mix well. Add as much trust and love for God as needed. Allow God’s mercy, love, forgiveness, and faithfulness to permeate the mixture and cook it to perfection.
Continue to chew on the following:
How certain are you of God and His Word? Does God have the power to do what He says He will do?
Recipe Serving Size: 1 satisfied saint.
Calories per serving: 0
Feasting on hope and cooking to perfection with you,
To enter the drawing for the beautiful “Hope” pillow pictured above, leave your name and at least 1 thing you are thankful for in the comment section below. The winner will be announced tomorrow on the blog! BTW-this pillow was created by my best friend Jenet, who recently opened a shop on Etsy. Her faithfulness and love are two of the things I am thankful for! Her pillows would make beautiful Christmas gifts, so be sure to check out her other designs on Etsy!
*Recipe book image courtesy of Simon Howden/freedigitalphotos.net. “Hope” pillow image courtesy of Jenet Simmons/Dwelling Post on Etsy.com