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Believe it or not contentment is a huge part of meal planning and creation. It is so easy to hop on the computer or look through fancy cookbooks and magazines and be overwhelmed and discouraged…
- Why doesn’t my food look like that?
- I can’t afford all of those expensive ingredients
- I wish my family would eat that
- I don’t have time to cook a meal like that
- I don’t know how to cook a meal like that!
Discontentment always leads to defeat – it robs us of joy and it robs us of strength. It steals our peace and can even harden our hearts..if we are not careful. Discontentment focuses on others or other things rather than on God and ourselves.
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
The process of creating and being creative is squashed..completely when we are discontent.
So what are we to do? First things first…
If you are discontent, simply come to God and admit it. He knows our ❤
You have a wealth of creation welling up inside of you! Sometimes however, we must be emptied first of the impurities (discontentment) so that all of the good stuff, the pure stuff, can be poured out..the pure, creative, joyful and unique – YOU!
You may or may not have heard of this purifying process before, but for the sake of those that have not I want to briefly explain the process of refining pure gold.
Gold is heated to an extreme heat intensity and melts. The impurities then float to the top and are skimmed off..like removing grease floating on top when cooking. Leaving the purist, most valuable medal.
We must go through a process of refining about a lot of things..but for the sake of this study I’m just focusing on discontentment and how it effects our attitude in the kitchen.
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want” Philippians 4:11-12
I created these “Contentment Cards” quite some time ago, if you didn’t get them printed then…Please feel free to print and cut out to use for your personal use…
If you would like to read more about Contentment, I did a series a while back called “Cultivating a Thankful Heart” you may enjoy this if you or someone you know struggles with contentment.
Be blessed today!
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