FFTF (Food For Thought Friday) – Spirit: Neediness and the infusion of peace, Body: Healthy Raw Chocolate Balls
As you may know by now, I absolutely love the daily devotional book, “Jesus Calling”, by Sarah Young. Some days the words from that book just jump out of the book and into my spirit. Today’s was like that and the following are my thoughts provoked by it.
We live in an age where independence is highly valued and neediness is despised. However, I believe that we will only find true peace in our spirits when we surrender to the maker of all things. I have found the key to true inner peace. My recognition of how dependent I am on Him and how needy I am of Him is the key to entering into a deeper intimacy with my creator and lover of my soul. As I come away to that secret place where only He and I sit together, He infuses His peace into my innermost being and allows me to find rest and tranquility of mind and of heart.
I am not my own. I cannot live a life of independence – and I wouldn’t want to. I am totally and completely needy of Him. And I am found in Him, nestled in the palm of his hand as He shelters me and sustains me ‘whole-istically’. And when I start to fall away from Him – when I try to do things on my own – that’s when stress enters into my life again and peace fades away. But He love me so much. And He remembers that I am made of dust. And soon enough he nudges me and leads me back into His keeping again.
How about you? Do you value being independent? What do you think about this topic? Leave a comment below and let me know.
Now…. for the yummy stuff. Who wants healthy chocolate balls. Oh, I do I do!
Raw Energy Balls
- 1/3 cup whole oats
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup protein powder (all whey or brown rice in vegetarian)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp all natural peanut or almond butter
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- 2 Tbsp raisins
- First grind the oats and then place mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
- Put in the fridge for about 30 minutes to chill.
- Take out of the fridge and then form balls with your hands.
Makes about 12 balls, depending on how big you make them.