Many people spend years trying to figure out what the most difficult question in the world is. Hours have been spent debating the question, “Which came first – the chicken or the egg?” The answer, of course, is the chicken (God doesn’t lay eggs!). Others may wonder, “Why are we all here?” Sadly, often the answer to that question is “because we’re not all there!” But, as any wife and mother can tell you, the hardest question is “What are we going to have for dinner?”
It’s not that it’s a great surprise that supper time comes – I mean, it does arrive about the same time every night. Right? Sometimes, we plan menus only to throw them in the trash. We buy cookbooks, hoping something will catch our eye and our whole family will LOVE! Then, it ends up having umpteen ingredients and we quickly turn the page. Who’s got time to run to the store now? The funny thing is – while I was writing this blog, I read it aloud to Steve. He disagreed with me! (Imagine that?) He said that from HIS perspective, the hardest question to answer is, “Where do you want to go eat? LOL!
It’s true, we do focus a lot of time in energy thinking, dreaming, preparing, and eating food. The smell of fried chicken will always remind me of my Memom. You could always tell when she got in the car on Sunday morning, if they were having fried chicken for Sunday dinner. The aroma of Thanksgiving Dinner will bring the most ardent football fans into the kitchen for a few minutes to grab some turkey and pumpkin pie. Yes, the smell of cookies baking in the oven is even used to lure folks into buying a house! You know, the “Joy of Cooking” isn’t just the name of a best selling cookbook, there truly is joy in making that special dish and watching your family “oohh and ahhh” over it.
Since I’ve been trying to lose weight, food has taken on a different meaning. Now, I don’t think as much as to what “sounds good,” I’ve started thinking about what does my body need? Have I had enough protein today? Am I drinking enough water? What about fruits and vegetables? How about us spiritually? Are we nourishing ourselves with the Word that will help us to mature and grow in Christ? Are we only interested in listening to what “sounds good?” Do we follow whatever the preacher or church leaders say or do we study for ourselves the Word of God to find out His will? (Acts 17:11) What do you “feed” your spiritual body? (I Peter 2:2) Are you looking for a church that you like or are you trying to be the church that God likes? May we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever (II Peter 3:18). Simply blessed, Courtney