Isaiah 40:1, “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!”
- 1 Cup Dry Lentils
- 4 Cups Chicken Stock
- 1/2 Onion, diced
- 3 Garlic Cloves, diced
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 3/4 Cup Diced, Canned Carrots*
- 1 Teaspoon Rosemary
- 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Heat onion in oil in a soup pot over medium flame until clear, add garlic and cook 5 more minutes. Add lentils, chicken stock, rosemary, oregano and salt, bring to a boil, immediately lower heat to simmer 50 minutes or until beans are soft. Add cooked carrots in the last 15 minutes. *If you’re using fresh carrots, add them with the onions at the beginning to soften.
Ladle into serving bowls, there’s just enough room for dipping bread. With chicken stock made from the bones, this is so rich, it becomes a new “comfort food.”
I pray you enjoy this in good health with family and friends, in Jesus’ name.
Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
Jesus in Revelation 2:16 (KJV)
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:12, 16 (NIV)
Ephesians 6:17 (NIV), “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Father God, may Your Word, Your Spirit be lifted up above every other teaching, only because You love us so much and know what’s best for us. Thank You, Father for the Pastor’s wisdom this morning: if we lived in a country where being Christian was against the law and the Police were hired to put us in jail & take away our rights – as it is right now in some countries! – how would we feel about the Police? – This is how many people of color feel about the Police, because of what has been done to us and our friends in the past and the most recent crime. A special sensitivity.
“So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer” Vs. 23
Jesus, You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Because You gave Your life on the cross for our sins’ forgiveness, we have life.
We don’t want to go on without You, like Moses, we can’t do anything with out You. We need You, Jesus, we need to see Your face, be in Your Presence, Hallelujia
“my heart teaches me in the night seasons”
Dream: a television in the sill of an open window, facing outside. Someone in the room said, ‘we can turn it around.’ I said, “what happens when it rains?”
- The open window symbol stands for an opportunity
- Rain is the Holy Spirit
- Television can be a voice for God or a distraction
LORD God, we need Your Spirit, to heard You. Let us prepare a place for You in our lives, honor Your written word above all other teaching and honor Your Holy spoken word to us because our lives depend on You. Thank You for Ravi Zacharias and all Your holy teachers over the years, in Jesus’ name.
2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
“God has spoken once, twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God.”
“And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.”
Dear Lord God, when we feel little, You are there, great, loving Father who knows our needs. You are strong and on our side.
“Now in the morning having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”
Heard in a Charles Stanley sermon.
“O GOD, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1
Soaking notes: there’s nothing here but what You made, I’m nothing (laughs, eyes tearing)
Everything is a gift
We’re on a great journey, the greatest of our lives
**Check out Carol Arnott’s teachings about soaking
“When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5
Oh, when this lovely couple said I looked like their granddaughter reminded me of praying for my grandchildren. You’ve been there praying for those who the Lord brings to mind.
Daddy God, it’s nice to know we can pray for those we love and You hear