Saved, called, holy…

Fix-It Friday is here on Be Very Well Fed!  As usual, we will study Scripture, then end with a delicious recipe.  Ready to get started?  Let’s go!

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Thanks to shanngodislove.blogspot.com for today’s graphic!

So friends, I hate to break it to you–but it’s not all about us!  We didn’t do anything to deserve the grace-filled life that we live.  Not a thing.  God had it all planned out before time began.

Think about that.  Jesus did it all.  We were saved and called to live a holy life by God.  Our part in the plan was simple–to accept the saving and the calling.  That’s not simple though, is it?  Many people reject that saving and calling.  Others walk away from the saving and calling.  The ones who both accept and stay then live a life full of grace–grace that is both received by us and given by us.  By coming to earth, Jesus showed us grace then, and opened the door for God’s grace to constantly be shown.  Pretty amazing when you think of it.

The grace part is the easy part.  I mean, we love that God extends grace to us when we need it.  We can even give grace to others.

Look closer at our verse.  We are saved and called to live a holy life.  Uhh-ohh.  A holy life?  How can I do that?  The Bible says that only God is holy (Psalm 99:9), so how can I, a mere human, live a holy life?  Take a look at the definition of holy (thanks, Google!):  “dedicated or consecrated to God or a religious purpose; sacred.”  Let me ask you:  are you dedicated to God?  Are you committed to living for Him?  Do you constantly examine your life for things that are not God-honoring?  Do you live in a way that is set-apart, or consecrated, from the world and its views?  Holy doesn’t mean perfect–for if that were the case, none of us could achieve it. As God-followers, we are to live differently from the others in the world–and by differently I mean DIFFERENTLY.  We shouldn’t blend in with the crowd.  We shouldn’t do the same things, think the same things.  Living a holy life isn’t easy, but we are saved and called to do just that.

So, if you are a believer in Christ, I ask that you spend today looking at your life.  Are you living in such a way as to be called holy?  Do your words, deeds, thoughts, show that you are dedicated to God?  We all have room for improvement–so when God shows you areas of your life that need work, be open to Him.  Ask Him for guidance as you walk this journey.  Find ways to make your life stand out, to live differently.  Remember, we are each saved and called to live a holy life–not a perfect one, but one that is dedicated to God.  Rid yourself of those things that are not God-honoring.  Live in such a way that others see you as different–so different in fact that they want to know why you are that way.  That’s when you can share your Jesus with them…

Now how do I come from talking about holy living to delicious cooking?  Not easily, I can tell you.  But, let’s try.  Cooking a yummy meal at home may set you apart these days–I am amazed at how many people do not cook meals for their families.  On this blog, I try to give you easy recipes that won’t tax your budget, your cooking skills, or your time.  This one is no different.  Spinach-stuffed chicken breasts are pretty easy to prepare.  I will tell you that I recently made this recipe–I did not wrap the breasts in bacon (I used toothpicks to hold them together), I baked them for about 40 minutes instead of an hour, and I didn’t cover them.  They were delish.  Serve alongside some steamed veggies, and you’ve got a great fiber-filled meal that will keep your tummy full until the morning.  Add this dish to your meal plan today!

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

See you back here on Try-It Tuesday!

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