(WWJE) What would Jesus eat? Savor the flavors the Savior tasted!
Did you know that God has a sense of humor? I found that out a long time ago and the Holy Spirit and I shared a lot of laughs. But recently, I had been anxious about a lot of things and it made me kind of out of sorts with myself. Let me share with you my predicament.
Within the past week, I had to endure an impending surgery. The procedure had been scheduled to be performed after the 2019 year-end holidays and I was good with that. I celebrated a milestone end of November 80th birthday party; entertained a host of out of town relatives; made lavished accommodations at a popular hotel; partied with a celebrity group of friends and loved ones; and received lots of gifts, cards and congratulations.
During the Christmas season, I received rave revues on a church Christmas play I directed and performed in, along with twelve other ladies from my Sunday School class. I also gave and received a bundle of lovely Christmas gifts. And finally, I brought in the New Year on my knees. Life could not have been better…thank the Lord!
Now its January 2020, and since celebrations and holidays were over, I decided to dedicate some quality time to prepare myself for the scheduled surgery. I had full confidence in the power of my Lord and Savior to pull me through the ordeal, so most of my meditation time was spent in communing with God through A-C-T-S…adoration; confession; thanksgiving; and supplication.
I told very few people of my medical condition, but did assemble a group of 6 people (including my Assistant Pastor) to accompany me to the hospital for prayer on the morning of the surgery.
WITHOUT A HITCH, ALL WENT WELL WITH MY OPERATION IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THE NIGHT BEFORE, MY E-MAIL ACCOUNT WAS HACKED AND ALL OF MY SENT, STORED AND SAVED INFORMATION WAS PERMANENTLY DEPLETED BY THE CULPRITS.
That act alone, almost knocked me off my prayer mantra…”Be not dismayed what ere betide. God will take care of you.” Now here’s where the humor part comes in.
A few convalescing days after the surgery, I heard the Lord distinctly say, “My child, watch your diet.” My response was quickened with a response of, “Oh, Lord, what’s food got to do with it?” Later that evening I went out to a restaurant with a friend and had a delicious crab cake dinner. Boy of boy, was it yummy!
THE NEXT DAY, I WAS SICKER THAN A DOG AND CONTEMPLATING RETURNING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM OF THE HOSPITAL…IT WAS JUST THAT BAD!
No, I didn’t hear God say, I told you so. He’s not that kind of God. But I was led to research several books in the Bible that listed foods, because with some sicknesses, the body can heal itself when those foods are digested.
God was trying to tell me that everything I am eating is not good for my digestive system nor my health. So, I am making an appointment with a dermatologist to have an allergy test. I know that the Lord is looking out for my best interest and my only hope is that I am listening and will receive His instructions. (All I can say is ‘make it plain, Lord, make it plain.) The older I get, the thicker the wax gets in my ears. And believe it or not, when I grabbed my herb book entitled Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss, it automatically opened to information on the herb Angelica. It said, Tea made from this herb dropped into the eyes helps dimness of sight and into the ears helps deafness.” (P. 199)
“God”, I said…”You’re funny!”
Below are some Bible Scriptures I found that seemed as though God sent a message directly to me:
Bible Verses about Food
Scripture Lesson: Most Relevant Verses
Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works.
For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, And the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.
Genesis 1:29-30 Verse Concepts
Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.
So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it and make bread cakes.”
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