If you are just joining us in our series “Finding Christ in the Kitchen” feel free to hop on back to the introduction and go forward. Collect the printable pages along the way if you like, to help with your journey!
Today..Day 9..we are going to talk about Expectations:
- On yourself
- On your family
- On God
I get so red hot, jumping up and down..doing cartwheels excited about this!!
Pssst… did you know that God waits eagerly to hear from you? YES He does – Remember this scripture from the beginning of our series?
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3
These very words are true for us today – This is our expectation – That if we call to God with a pure heart – He promises to teach and show us things that we do not know!
Let’s EXPECT that if we call on God, He indeed will answer!
Yes, even in the kitchen!
Sometimes God doesn’t always give the answer we want to hear though. We may want a steak dinner-but our budget and cupboards say beans and rice tonight…many nights maybe. Here again, we must decide and accept the difference between our wants and needs-not an easy task if it’s been a while since you’ve had a steak!
I love this scripture and I can’t tell you how many times I pray this for my heart…because I can get a bit miffed sometimes..LOL
“Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.” Proverbs 15:17
We know what we can EXPECT from God, but I caution you not to have too high of expectations on your family as you begin this cooking journey.
If they are used to fast food from the nearest burger joint or a pizza parlor – they are bound to be disappointed for a while with a pot of homemade soup and bread. (or maybe not!)
Expect some complaining, Expect some cooking failures…your cooking will not always turn out to look or taste like the magazines, Pinterest or big food blogs. Guess what..my food doesn’t always either!
Everyone is learning and growing..try to set an example for your family…next time we will get specific about just HOW you can deal with certain let downs..
But for today… use the printable above..journal your true feelings about the subject of expectations in the kitchen.….unrealistic or not..talk to God about them
Linking up with: Modest Monday, Monday Musings