Peanut Butter and Jelly

My kids eat the same lunch food every day for the entire school year (at least it feels that way!). I can’t imagine eating the same thing every day for 9 months. But if you want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich then here you go. I clearly struggle with imagination issues. I don’t even know what I want for dinner, much less meal planning, for the family, in advance! I love cooking and trying new recipes, but the task of finding new recipes, making the grocery list, doing the shopping and because I’d wait until 6pm to find the recipe in the first place, it wouldn’t be feasible. 

My husband is very patient with me in this area. He gives me grace and understands when he asks “what do you want for dinner” and I respond “I don’t know what I want” he knows I truly don’t know what I want. I don’t know what I want and he has to make it happen for me. Good luck honey (and thank you for loving me)!

Sometimes the same is true for our walk with God. We grow accustomed to doing life with Christ. We grow accustomed to the routine of bible study, the routine of showing up Sunday morning and getting our fill for the week, the routine of the routine. We settle in and over time accept our good, but monotonous, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches day after day. But God has more for you. God has more for your life. 

Each day is a new day. A new day to read your bible, share the good news with a stranger, give love to someone who is loveless. If you find that you have started to lose the heart of worship and the fire of conviction, stop, and tell God “God, I don’t know what I want, all I know is I want more of you.” Start a new routine today. Shake it up. Don’t get complacent in your walk with Christ. We serve a big and mighty God and you can expect joy each day as you walk hand in hand with your lord and savior. 

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Expect Joy

Mom of two with a normal, crazy, messy life. There's never a dull moment in the Allmand house and that's probably a dramatic understatement. Looking forward to sharing and commiserating with you over our successes and trials in life!

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