The refrigerator’s full of Thanksgiving leftovers. I love them. Love all leftovers. You get to enjoy more meals without cooking again. One friend said, “Cook once, enjoy twice or more.” I agree, don’t you?
In the past Thanksgiving leftovers meant binge weekend, especially if Hubby went to work. No witnesses, no crime, right? I used to make a soup out of leftover dressing, then eat one bowl after another until I was sick. What kind of life was that? Can you imagine how all that cornbread dressing swelled up inside a body? It would probably make a good glue, ya think?
Lord, how I love leftovers. But because of You, I can throw them out without the guilt of wasting food. It’s better to fill the garbage rather than my rear end. Maybe I’ll give some to the dog too? This freedom of letting go is exhilarating. Thank You for the victories of this past month, both small and large. I’ve no willpower to resist temptation, but You’ve all the strength. You are the Power. You delivered me from this compulsion to consume food for pleasure. I want You for the delight of my life. Fill me with Your Spirit so my life is full and not my pants.
Open the eyes of my heart so I focus on Your Presence and Your will instead of struggles with everyday life, the “to do” list, or pleasure activities. I want to walk in Your Presence and bring pleasure to You. Throughout the difficulties, I see an increase of victories, and for this I worship You, Mighty King, the One in charge of everything.
“My child, I hold your victory in My hand. Open your eyes and partake of what I have, joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart. Ecclesiastes 5:20
Perfect use for abundant leftovers, carry them to an elderly relative that can no longer cook for themselves. We carried some to Hubby’s Dad, 96 years old last July. So the leftovers are used for a good cause and not to make my jeans tighter.
Friends invited us over to eat their leftovers. I carried some of mine over there too. And tonight, the grandchildren are coming to eat the rest of the leftovers. Yea! Sharing food with friends and family, what a joy!
Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10
They worshipped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. . . . Act 2:47-48 NTL
Black Friday was easy in my Lazy Boy. Did you get up at 4a.m. to line up at the door? Saw on the news a shooting at a Wal-Mart (not in our city) over a parking space. What???
Now it’s Cyber Monday and I’m shopping again, from the sofa this time and in my PJ’s, drinking hot tea. Oh, what a hard life I lead. (Sighing contentedly.)
Let’s see what I find. . . . .
JC Penney’s Wow! With the CODE, I got 7 articles of clothing for less than $10 each and free shipping to the house. That’s some pretty good shopping in my PJ’s drinking hot tea. (If you decide to make purchases from this blog, I do get 4% commission. Thank you. ) Check out these specials.
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Love With Food -They deliver a gift box of organic snacks each month. I ordered this for Hubby. I don’t snack, but if it looks good, I may steal some of his to eat with my meal. What got me was that for every gift box ordered they donate a free meal to a Food Bank. I like that. Hubby’s gift box will come mid-December. I let you know. (Also I get paid a small commission. Nice, to get paid for buying Hubby a gift. Hope he likes it.)
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8