I set a large pot of steaming ham and bean soup on the table. Next to it I placed some hot cornbread and poured a couple of glasses of cold milk. My husband and I sat down at the table. He sniffed the soup appreciatively before we bowed our heads. There was a pause and then in heartfelt voice my husband said, "Thank you Lord, for this food and all that you have provided us with."
After finishing his prayer, we looked at one another and smiled. It was good day for hot soup for as we began to eat, more snow began to fall.
The ham had provided a couple of meals and now the leftovers were made into soup. My grandmother would have been proud of me and said that the soup was just the thing for a cold and snowy day. There will be another meal of soup before the remains head for the freezer to be brought out again later this winter. It will be good on another snowy day. It always is.
Both my husband and I have followed Christ most of our lives. I came to Christ at the age of seven and he was 13. We met at a Christian college. God has been with us through some very rough and difficult times but now, at this time in our lives, we are looking back and remembering that though life can change in an instant, God doesn't. He is still there, right where He has always been.
Our most recent crisis has caused us to slow down, stop and really reflect upon our relationship with God. So often we get busy in our lives and even take God for granted. We forget that all that we have ultimately comes from Him. We forget that there is one thing and only one thing that He wants. He us to freely give ourselves to Him. That's it. That is the greatest desire of God's heart. It isn't our worship... it's our love!
Are we willing to lay our heart down at His feet, willing to go wherever He leads and say... "Take my life, it's yours"?
Amen! Excellent blog, K! Please pass the soup!
Keeping you and your dear hubby in our prayers... and enjoying hearing how God is continuing to bless and take care of you, as He promised and as He will continue to do!
blessings and , blest
[quote]Our most recent crisis has caused us to slow down, stop and really reflect upon our relationship with God. So often we get busy in our lives and even take God for granted. We forget that all that we have ultimately comes from Him. We forget that there is one thing and only one thing that He wants. He us to freely give ourselves to Him. That's it. That is the greatest desire of God's heart. It isn't our worship... it's our love![/quote]
It's amazes me sometimes how well God provides when we are in need.
Every month at the end of the month I find myself searching the cupboards and freezer to see what I can put together for meals to get us through till first of the month.
We have never gone hungry, there always seems to be something to make up a meal. Never fancy but always filling.
In the winter months I make several kinds of soup to put in the freezer. Nothing like hot homemade soup with bread or toasted cheese to warm a body up.
Tomorrow I will make ham & bean soup and a chicken/ vegetable base to make into whatever I dream up.
When I started reading you blog and you were talking about making ham & bean soup my thoughts were -"yup it's getting cold here in the north it's soup time!"