[CF Devotionals] 2017-03-15 - French Toast

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As is always possible in the Roanoke Valley, in March we have a chance of snow Monday night into Tuesday morning. If you’ve ever lived in a place that is less likely to get much snow, then you know that the stores become a place of chaos in moments that a potential for winter weather pattern develops. We lovingly refer to it as a French toast emergency around here, like I imagine other places might, too. People race to the store to get milk, eggs and bread, in the event they can never leave their home again due to snowfall and of course, the best last meal must be that amazing dessert breakfast delight. If they add thick cut smoked apple wood bacon, I’d agree it was a fantastic meal, yet sometimes we have differing opinions, and also panic needlessly. The first time I saw this winter weather version of emergency was moving from PA to southern NC many years ago. The place we relocated to had not had a storm of such velocity in about fifty years, but we had a great time in it. And I did not understand why there was such fear, due to the fact people in that community were within walking distance of a store; however, it’s certainly a concept we all struggle with in some manner throughout life, fear of the unknown.

When we decide to trust and believe that God is in charge of our lives and we are working for him, then we must rest in Him knowing that our needs are never left out of His plan. He created (Job chapter 38) our souls and placed them in our mother’s wombs (Ecclesiastes 11:5), placed each hair upon our very heads (Matthew 10:30) in a specific manner. A Father who does all of that, after creating a universe for us to inhabit, does not make mistakes in taking care of those he loves very deeply, nor does he omit the idea of purpose within his plan. He is the source of the fulfillment of needs, no matter what the weather. He metaphorically becomes the French toast. How delightful!!

“The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. TheLord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. ” (Psalm 145:15-17)

“That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:19-21 NIV)

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT)

“It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.” (2 Corinthians 3:5 NLT)

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All scripture references from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted