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WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY: Victory in Every Corner

WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY: Victory in Every Corner

HELLO my friends!
What am I?
In one word, exhausted. In another word, joyful. 
The past two days have been some of the most revealing of my life– not for my sake but for the Lord’s— and in reverence to this I feel more and more called to stray from this blog being overly “personal.” My prayer has always been that it is never personal in terms of it being about me, but that when I talk about my life it would be to the glory of God no matter what. Not just my prayer, in fact, but this is necessary.
Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
    and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
    or showed him the path of understanding?
This from the 40th chapter of Isaiah is of course answered with God, it is all from YOU. You simply ARE. He IS. The incredible thing about God’s grace is that it is infinitely vast, and it is costly but will only cost what will bring joy to those in spirit for the confirmation from the Lord on its being good for Him.
Lord, not my will, but yours be done.
This morning I prayed over this chapter a lot. 
Lord, if some part of me is so tightly clinging to ANYTHING that I fear giving up to you, then oh man, give me the strength to walk in faith in that area. 
After time in prayer I made breakfast– the same pancakes I made yesterday, because they were so good and fun! Here’s the recipe:
1/2 cup oats (or any flour)
1/2 water (or any milk)
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
stevia or sweetener of choice 
1. Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor for about 7 seconds. Add banana, berries, but butter, or chocolate chips as you desire. 
2. On a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, pour just under 1/4 c batter. When bubbles begin to form on the surface of the pancake, flip; cook another 1-2 mins. Transfer to a plate to cool.
3. Top with warmed berries, maple syrup, nut butters… whatever your heart desires! This morning I had mine with warmed mixed berries and almond butter.

During breakfast, I spent more time in the Word and alone with the Lord before getting ready for classes. I will trust in You alone, Jesus.
I met my beautiful friend Beth on campus for lunch, which for me ended up just being a snack: I was going to pack something but was late, and ended up grabbing the cheapest thing I could think of: oatmeal with a chopped apple and walnuts from Starbucks. Beth and I had so much catching up to do and I was so aware of the Lord’s timing in the chance to do so. I will repeat it forevermore: Beth is such a sister of accountability. Our time was fun and important all at once!
I had a class after my time with Beth, just a syllabus intro, really, before heading home and making a good lunch. I had chicken breast sautéed with broccoli, spinach and mushrooms, along with mashed sweet potato with cinnamon-date paste. ”Twas so delicious and enjoyable. Thank-you, Lord!

Before heading to work, I munched on the remaining half banana in my freezer, some baby carrots, and a hard boiled egg. 
The shift tonight was a such a blessing, as the girls I work with are such remarkably caring ladies. We have so much fun together! I worked till late before meeting my friend and brother in Christ Kevin to catch up and spend a lot of time in prayer. He is heading to Australia for the next six months, and I am so assured and excited in what the Spirit is using this man after His heart for over there for His purposes!
After much called for prayer, I headed home finally where I enjoyed a very late dinner, feeding my sweet tooth a double portion of oatmeal with almond butter and apple. I also ate a slice of barley raisin bread.
I pray that this post speaks for itself as a testament to God’s goodness! 
Is it possible to ever leave the Lord’s presence?
What will you compare me to? He says. 
Whatever I idolize before Him I compare Him to. And He created all of anything that could be an idol. Wow. My God, how merciful. Teach me greater fear of you. Teach me ultimate refuge in you. 

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