A Time To Rethink

Recently I decided to incorporate more protein into my diet. Changing my diet, even slightly, forces me to rethink snacks and meals. Finding more sources of protein is essential. As a vegetarian, I rely on beans and nuts to fortify my meals. Natural peanut butter is a good protein source, but I have to find creative ways to put it in my day, since I am eating less bread. I am discovering new combinations of food. One small change has opened my thoughts to many food options I had not imagined before.

When I incorporate more Scripture reading into my day and limit those distractions—like television and social media—that draw me away from time in the Word, things happen for me spiritually. The Holy Spirit shows me more meaning in the Scriptures. However, if I am not reading the Word, then the Spirit cannot teach me through the Word.

But when I sit with the Word, the Spirit reveals something new to me about God in Christ. He pulls me away from my usual go-to verses and introduces me to other passages, which help me see Christ’s work on the cross in a more meaningful way. The Spirit brings a fresh perspective to mind about Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. As the Spirit reveals more truth in Scripture to me, my soul is refreshed and my heart joyful.

“But God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:10).

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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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