This evening we cooked a roast.
Well, kind of.
All the trappings of a roast, but with steak instead of a joint of beef, because, you know, who has time to cook a whole joint of beef after a hard day at the office? 😉
Now for me, a roast is made brilliant by a number of crucial items.
And I have been hungering for these things since I text Becca about what we were going to cook for Faith this evening.
1. Tender meat. Has to be tender.
2. Golden roast potatoes. Have to be golden.
3. Home made Yorkshire puddings. I’m a fierce zealot for the ‘home made’ part of that statement.
4. Parsnips. Roasted. At any time of year.
5. Good, quality, thick gravy. To hold the whole thing together.
And tonight, we nailed it.
I am seriously loving this food and seriously loving these girls!
Now this morning in my devotional time, I was challenged to pray for an increased intimacy with Jesus.
Not that I’m not feeling close to Jesus right now, but I just had that overwhelming desire to never stop hungering to be more intimate with Him.
To never stop growing closer.
And in the way that I do, I’ve been thinking about how that relates to my roast dinner. Because there are certain things that I am praying for and hungering after in my spirit.
1. A tender heart. Has to be tender.
2. Deeds done with motives of pure gold. Refined in the fire. Have to be golden.
3. A life that Jesus makes His home. I’m a fierce zealot for the ‘makes His home’ part of that statement.
4. A foundation rooted (get the ‘root vegetable’ pun – thanks girls!) in the Word of God. At any time of year. Or any moment of the day.
5. Good, quality, thick time in the Presence of Holy Spirit. To hold the whole thing together.
And there you have it. Roast dinners are great. But hungering for God is better. 🙂