A Plate Full of Experiences

Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
John 4:34

from: The Great House of God Max Lucado

Last night during family devotions, I called my daughters to the table and set a plate in front of each. In the center of the table I placed a collection of food: some fruit, some vegetables, and some Oreo Cookies. “Every day,” I explained, “God prepares for us a plate of experiences. What kind of plate do you most enjoy?”

The answer was easy. Sara put three cookies on her plate. Some days are like that, aren’t they? Some days are “three cookies days.” Many are not. Sometimes our plate has nothing but vegetables—twenty-fours of celery, carrots, and squash. Apparently God knows we need some strength, and though the portion may be hard to swallow, isn’t it for our own good? Most days, however, have a bit of it all. vegetables, which are healthy but dull. Fruit. Which tastes better and we enjoy. And even an Oreo, which does little for our nutrition, but a lot for our attitude. . .

The next time your plate has more broccoli than apple pie, remember who prepared the meal. And the next time your plate has a portion you find hard to swallow, talk to God about it. Jesus did.

Psalms 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me. . .

Trust God for your day, ….Today

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About Margaret

Just a girl going through this life, one step at a time.
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