I listened to a sermon series recently that centered on the lovely topic of marriage. Although the message was for married couples, the principles were applicable to any sinner. I am far from married but am most definitely a sinner, so what I heard was extremely applicable : )
Some of what I learned, and was reminded of, is that I don’t deserve anything. The “smallest” sin I commit automatically makes me an offender to a perfect God. Every circumstance, inconvenience, and hurt…I actually deserve. Every breath…is actually a gift! My status in life should not be “sinned against” rather “loved by God, but sinful”.
I learned that Paul, who called himself the chief of all sinners, was not sin-centered, he was Gospel-centered. I have sinned against God, but have been forgiven and the Gospel is bigger than my sin.
I was reminded that as wonderful as marriage will be someday, it will be work. Finally, I heard this quote by Martin Luther, “Marriage: the school of character.”. Until the day comes for me to enroll at that school, by God’s grace I hope to apply what I learned right now with all people!
1 head cauliflower (about 8 c)
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c wheat free tamari
1/2 c nutritional yeast
2 T Frank’s Finest BBQ spice blend
Cut cauliflower, toss with remaining ingredients, spread on to parchment paper lined dehydrator trays, and dehydrate at 105° F for 12-24 hours.
2/3 c raw honey
1/4 c dry mustard
1/4 c white vinegar
1 t Celtic Sea salt
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl or food processor.