The Real Thing. . .

Tonight for the second year in a row, Steve and I have celebrated Christmas Eve by “slaving over the hot stove” making REAL hot chocolate to enjoy while watching “Holiday Inn” by the lights of the tree. Now, I don’t usually drink hot cocoa. I’m more of a coffee, hot cider, hot chai kind of girl, but Steve is a “connoisseur” of hot chocolate. He’s gone from the packaged instant to K-Cups lately, but tonight, once again, we were reminded that there’s no substitute for “the real thing.” We can get side-tracked by imitations. They’re faster and easier. Sometimes, they are even cheaper. Often we use them for so long that “the real thing” doesn’t “taste right” anymore. When this happens, it’s good to get the recipe out and follow it closely. What are you missing?

The same thing can happen with God’s Word. How long has it been since you’ve studied His Word? Have you been getting the “watered down version” so long that it “sounds right?” It may be faster and easier to go along with what the crowd is doing – it sounds good. Right? But, you are missing out on the true Word of God. It is the power of God unto salvation. (Romans 1:16) Seek the truth and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32) God Bless, Courtney

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