I’m SO excited to begin a new and practical journey with you! Finding Christ in the Kitchen will be a two part series. The first half will be a fourteen day journey with step by step guidance to a more intimate relationship with God. We will learn how this deep relationship will transform the way that we approach an everyday duty like cooking and learn the secret to abundance and joy in the kitchen.
The second half of our journey will be how we put all that Christ has shown us into practice in the kitchen.
- Whether you are a work at home Mom..well all Moms work at home don’t they?! LOL or you work outside the home, you will learn to come to your cupboards with new eyes, a new perspective and a thankful heart.
- You will enjoy peace knowing that you are providing nice healthy meals, while staying within your budget and being a good steward of your money.
- You will be able to be generous and invite others to enjoy meals with you..even on the tightest of budget!
- No more running to the Fast Food restaurant because your cupboards seem bare and there is nothing for dinner. Besides that you can’t afford it..umm been there!
- Most of all…you will have a deep, new and abiding relationship with Christ which will fill those hungry soles and fill that empty cupboard..you will see.
Doesn’t less stress, less worry and knowing exactly what’s in your cupboards and how to be creative with it sound good?! Not to mention the amazing close walk you will have with Christ after spending some time in our SHORT study for the next fourteen days.
I’m going to have pintable’s, prompts and practical tips for you all the way through..so let’s begin!
Journeys must all have a beginning..So to get the most out of our journey we must begin with God because…
“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen” Romans 11:36
Christ is a part of all we do, including cooking. The secret to creative abundance and joy comes from God!
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” Jeremiah 33:3
Yes that means YOU!
Whether you have been walking with Christ for many years or a few hours we all need to seek God in the everyday because life can get just plain hard…even in the kitchen.
So here’s my story..I’ll keep it short! HA!
When my husband and I decided that we would have more children we knew without a doubt that I could not work outside the home this time around. After all I would be a much older Mommy So we decided that we would do EVERYTHING possible to make it on one income. Now this was difficult in our situation because my husband was in Ministry and not being paid much. By the time we had had 3 more children his total hourly rate was $13.80 an hour.
Sometimes I would become so depressed because I simply would go to the cupboards and well you know the story:
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
To give the poor dog a bone;
When she came there,
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none
Well I didn’t have a dog but three hungry little baby dolls to feed. Oh and I wasn’t quite that old..but you get the idea.
There was very little in my cupboards, and while I was a very good cook, sometimes ideas for cooking something out of almost nothing would escape me.
And so I began to seek the Lord diligently on this matter…
He began showing me the littlest things to do with the most simple ingredients…I didn’t need expensive foods nor did I need a huge meal planning plan (although he showed me how to have a practical one). No, He taught me the secret to abundance and joy through finding Christ in the Kitchen!
I learned to use the term wants vs. needs in the kitchen…. Something I did only with clothing, trips, household. It took a little time to figure out the difference between wants and needs in the kitchen, but God was faithful to show us.
Let me leave you with this one thing today…
We NEED food to survive, there is no way around it, but there is something far more important…
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” Matthew 6:25
Although this verse speaks to worry it also speaks to the LIFE that is given through Christ, through his living word, through our spirit led lives..
Your mission should you choose to accept…oh I guess I’ve watched too many movies this weekend..
➳Is LIFE more important than food to you? The Spirit LIFE?
Let’s give honor where honor is due and you will be amazed at how God will honor and bless you!
“But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well” Matthew 6:33
Please feel free to use these printable Journal Pages for your own use. Honestly seek God and allow him to reveal himself to you..he will..oh yes he will! I like to journal because sometimes I forget what God tells me…
By the way…Don’t shy away from jotting down the things that God shows you..it doesn’t have to be a book…just some insights that he maybe showed you in the shower or something..LOL That used to be the only place I could get some quiet time alone! Now that I think of it..it still is! LOL
If you want to learn more about journaling you can hop on over to this post.
You can find the rest of the series here:
Be blessed today!!
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