My Grace-Full Life

6.2.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Cauliflower Reminded Me…

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am a foodie.
I can watch cooking shows for hours and I get hypnotized by those cake decorating videos.
In my four weeks without sugar, I’ve continued to stop and watch them.
By the grace of God, they haven’t tempted me to break the no-sugar challenge, but I still enjoy watching food being made…
Even if it’s not on my current food list.
Over the last few weeks, the only thing I’ve really missed is pizza.
But since sugar is in EVERYTHING, including pizza crust and sauce…
I’ve steered clear of it.
Until yesterday.
My husband and I enjoy the pizza from a local pizza shop and shortly before I went no-sugar, I had interviewed them for an article.
The owner told me that he was adding a cauliflower crust to the menu.
Y’all, I love my veggies, but cauliflower and I have not always had a warm and fuzzy relationship.
I think the trend of using cauliflower as rice, potatoes, and pizza is weird.
But when a girl on a sugar strike wants pizza…
Well, desperate times call for desperate measures.
I had a cauliflower-crust white pizza yesterday and it was AH. MAZ. ING.
A definite treat for this girl who is determined to make healthy choices.
Even my skeptical husband (who had his own sugar-laden BBQ pizza) agreed that it was good.
I share all of this because it’s reminded me of 1 Corinthians 10:23, “‘Everything is permissible,’ but not everything is beneficial. ‘Everything is permissible,’ but not everything builds up.”
In this part of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he reminds them, “…the earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it” (1 Corinthians 10:26).
When you take a pizza, it’s not that all the ingredients are bad, it’s the way it was processed.
A salad may seem like a healthy choice, but the addition of fattening dressing doesn’t add benefit.
I am speaking in food terms, but let’s look at other examples.
You can buy any car you choose to within your budget but a compact sports car isn’t going to be beneficial to a family of five.
You can wash all the laundry, but if you don’t fold it and put it away, you’ll close time trying to find things later.
We have a lot of options in life, but even though there may not be anything necessarily wrong about a choice, it doesn’t mean that it’s a good choice for us.
That’s why constant prayer and ongoing discussions with God for discernment to make wise choices is a priority.
He will guide us to the beneficial options!
Today, as you pray, thank God for giving us freedom to choose.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you make good choices that are beneficial to you and those around you.

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