Yucky food prep

This morning, as we sat at our table listening to Michael read , I worked on taking meat off bones I had cooked all night in broth in my crock pot.  The boys were pretty grossed out – and I must admit, it is not all that pleasurable of a task.  The boys asked me, “Do you LIKE doing that?”  What a great spot for a life lesson, I thought!  While my “short answer” is NO, there is so much more to it…  I may not like the “process”, but I sure do enjoy the “end product”.  (And so do my boys, I must add,lol!)  I feel the same way when God reveals an error in my life:  the process of humbling myself is not all that enjoyable, but, BOY, THE END RESULT IS SOOOO WORTH IT!  It makes me think of Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  Lord, I DO want You to lead me in the way of everlasting – may I embrace even the “messy parts” on my journey there.  Keep me focused on the “end product”, so that I don’t quit just because I don’t “like” a step.  Thank you, Lord, for never giving up on me.  AMEN

Have you ever prayed this scripture for yourself?  What did the Lord reveal to you?

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