I’ve noticed if I watch cooking shows, I cook more. Not only do I cook more but I do so with more excitement and anticipation. Yep! watching cooking shows is good inspiration for meal preparation for me.
And with fabulous near bout appendages like I phones and Androids connected to the internet world, I can take my recipes to the grocery with me for a quick and convenient shopping list. I like my ZipList Recipe clipper and accompanying Recipe Box. Click HERE and check out SkinnyMs Recipes. Start your own recipe box.
Good tasting, nourishing meals come with inspiration and preparation.
So does a good tasting, nourishing, flourishing Christian Life.
Inspiration and preparation.
The cooking channel, the SkinnyMs website, and other venues, educate and inspire me to prepare meals that I otherwise would not offer to my family.
So what inspires and prepares me to live the Christian Life well?
The Living WORD of the Living GOD.
There are a group of people mentioned in the Bible; in Acts 17 to be exact – The Bereans. Here’s what It says about them.
10 But as soon as night fell, the brothers sent Sha’ul and Sila off to Berea. As soon as they arrived, they went to the synagogue. 11 Now the people here were of nobler character than the ones in Thessalonica; they eagerly welcomed the message, checking the Tanakh every day to see if the things Sha’ul was saying were true. 12 Many of them came to trust, as did a number of prominent Greek women and not a few Greek men.
via Acts 17:10-12 KJV;CJB – And the brethren immediately sent away – Bible Gateway.
I’m not a good and proficient Berean yet – pray with me that I will yet dig in deeper.
ABBA, thank You in YEHSUA’s Holy Name, for this cooking lesson leading us to Your WORD. Thank You for messages in everyday things. Thank You for Your WORD that inspires and prepares us to live well; good, nourishing, flourishing lives that whet the appetite of others to come, taste and see that You are good. So I pray for myself and for all who gather here that we will allow You, HOLY SPIRIT, to make us like the Bereans of old searching Your Scripture daily and obeying what we find there.
And all DADDY GOD’s children said — amen.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
via Psalm 34 KJV;CJB – I will bless the LORD at all times: his – Bible Gateway.
One more observation: notice the women leading in worship are ALL modestly dressed, no cleavage and no thighs showing! That blessed my soul!!
What a great analogy! May we all be good Bereans!! I, too, cook more when I watch the cooking shows.
Thank you Leah for stopping by and dropping off a ‘cup’ of encouragement. 🙂