Quick and Easy Recipe

I am always looking for a quick and easy cure for my ills. I want to lose weight, but I don’t want to actually eat right to do it. I want to keep eating chocolate and lose weight without any effort on my part. A pill or my own personal cook would do it nicely, but I don’t have any of those things.

The truth is that there is no pill to correct our ills if we’re looking to them for the answer, because we always need to re-direct and be directed up. If we’re looking for the perfect cure, there’s one secret that every homeschool mom needs to know, if you don’t sit at the feet of the Father every day, you are robbing yourself of what He has for you.

Did you know our Heavenly Father longs for a personal, one-on-one relationship with you? He wants us to want to spend time with him. How do you have a relationship with God? You spend time with Him. You cannot have a growing relationship with anyone that you don’t spend time with.

We are to model ourselves after Jesus and what He demonstrated for us here on earth as we work on looking more like Him. So what did He show us? He showed us that just as talking, sharing, and honest communication is vital to a thriving and growing relationship with someone else, prayer is vital to a relationship with God.

Jesus made time to be alone with His Father first of all. This was His primary relationship. After that He made it a priority to build relationships with His disciples and other close friends. And of the twelve disciples, there were three that He spent more time with; and of the three, there was one, John. After these came the people He ministered to.

If we want to be godly, “successful” women, we will keep our relationships in the same order that Jesus demonstrated for us and we will make it a priority to spend time with God, then time with our husbands and children, then our extended family, and after that, our church and close friends. That is the order God wants us to prioritize.

So “success” as a woman or our having done a good job is directly related to the priority we place on spending time with God. John 15: 4–7 says it like this, “Remain in Me, and I in will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine; neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me. I am the vine and you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in Me he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers. Such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in Me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you.” (NIV)

The simple way to remember and understand this truth is to say that if we are not growing, we are dying. If we are not getting fed by Him every day, then we are just women doing our best on our own strength. We have to make our daily quiet time a priority and be mighty women, because we know where our supernatural strength comes from and how to get it.

Give this ‘recipe’ a try and tell me how it changes your life.

Love, Love, Love,

Lorrie, Randy’s Rib

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2 Responses to Quick and Easy Recipe

  • Katelynne says:

    I thank God for you, Lorrie. He has used you time and again to strengthen me when I needed a hand. I have been through a very difficult time in my life. The Lord has been my Counselor, my Mighty God, and my Prince of Peace through it all. Your reminders to keep looking to Him have been paramount. May the Lord Jesus Bless YOU in an awesome way today!

    • Lorrie Flem says:

      It is always so encouraging to me to know that what God has given me to share is really blessings others. All praise to HIM!

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