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THOUGHTS THURSDAY: Sweet Potatoes and Testimonies

THOUGHTS THURSDAY: Sweet Potatoes and Testimonies


So yes I had oats for breakfast. Chocolate ones with apple and peanut butter and they were delicious😍

God’s truth judges created things out of love, and Satan’s truth judges them out of envy and hatred. DIETRICH BONHOEFFER

Today, as promised, I am sharing my recipe for secretly healthy brownie batter. You’re going to think these ingredients in brownie batter are crazy if you’ve never been introduced to them before, but trust me. This is 😍😍😍.
1 medium sweet potato, cooked and peeled
1 cup chickpeas, rinsed
1 T cacao powder
2 T stevia or other sweetener, or to taste– many will prefer more sweetness
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp salt
All you gotta do to make delicious brownie batter is place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I topped mine with pb2. Alternatively, you can add 1/2 tsp baking soda and bake the blended batter in the oven at 375 for about 25 minutes and you’ll have delicious paleo brownies, full of micronutrients, antioxidants, finer, and protein!
I am back to the books, as I pump out essay after essay- this is the reality, it seems, of English majoring, and besides the sometimes-stress of deadlines, I love it so much and feel so in the place God needs me for His use. Ahh endless praise to my Father!
Lord, I am praying. In the ways I haven’t been all for you, reshape me. In the ways I have leaned in my own understanding rather than submitting to you, fix me. In the times that I anger and resort to stress or worry, release me. Move me every toward you, the simplest Truth and the most complex, my Father, my source of strength, my reason, kindle my heart for you that it may be on FIRE and you so evidently the source.
This week I gained just over a pound. 
Voices in me scream What are you doing this is obscene, you’ve lost all control, fight it.
And I pray, I ask the Holy Spirit to rebuke those voices, I ask for Truth. And I find peace in:

  1. I need to gain weight to get my period back because um I want children one day.
  2. 4 more pounds and I will no longer be “underweight.” And who wants to be “underweight?” I want to be strong.
  3. The number doesn’t matter. The scale doesn’t matter. The fact is, I’m healing, for my God and through my God, and it is very real and evident to me.
  4. I need to be healthier to confidently do what I love and serve the Lord I’m staying above reproach so that others don’t question my position in Christ; namely, the Lord Himself.

Again a little message to my local friends that Kathryn and I will be sharing our testimonies this Sunday at Creekside church. It is a worship night to the glory of the Lord and all All all are welcome!

Psalm 22:22 I will praise you to all my brothers; I will stand up before the congregation and testify of the wonderful things you have done.

The following explains very well what a testimony is and what it isn’t. 
When giving your testimony you tell how you came to trust in Christ alone as your Lord and Savior. You tell how God opened your eyes on how you were a sinner in need of a Savior. We are sharing with others different events leading up to our salvation and how God has worked in our lives to bring us to repentance. Testimony is a form of praise and honor to Christ. We also use it as a way to encourage others. Know every time when you’re going through trials and sufferings in life, that’s an opportunity to share a testimony of how God worked in your life and made you stronger. Testimony is not only the things that we say. The way we live our life is a testimony to unbelievers as well. We must be careful not to lie and exaggerate about things. We must be careful as well that we don’t brag and glorify ourselves, which is what some people purposely and unknowingly do. Instead of talking about Jesus they use it as an opportunity to talk about themselves, which is no testimony at all. I’m pretty sure you heard people even bragging about their past life before Christ as if it were cool… 1 JOHN 5:11 “This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in His son.” 
Even after the testimony has been prayed over and filmed, I am continually giving that day over the Lord that He might do with the video what He needs, and shine through His victory, Kathryn and I knowing that this is not about us, meaning we have no reason for personal nerves or worry but only reason to reckon and pray over the Truth that Jesus has reigned victorious in my life and makes for in every life!

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