Why Soul Food?
Because Time & Intention Just Tastes Better
It's easy to forget that after salvation, there is still a lot of work left to do in us. In Christ we are justified at the moment of being born again, but the work of sanctification has just begun.
As a foodie, I like to use Soul Food as an analogy of the beauty of sanctification in our lives. Soul Food is also comfort food which tends to have ingredients that on the surface are often inexpensive and tough. We are that ingredient that has rough edges and tough parts that make us difficult to digest, unless we submit to the special process that God puts us through.
Tough ingredients, cooked properly using methods that take time usually turn out to have the most flavor and satisfaction of all. It compliments the cook and their skill to take tough ingredients and create amazing food!
Becoming God's Soul Food
How Sanctification Is God's Way of Slow-roasting
Global Workers are just as susceptible to losing their way in their walk with God as anyone. It's natural to look for sophisticated answers to life's complicated problems. It's when we start to understand the process Jesus is working in our lives that we start to understand the difficulties in our lives. Sanctification describes the slow process God uses to change us.
As a minister who has spent many years in ministry, I know all too well the pitfalls that ministry brings with it. Ministers sometimes need to be reminded of the simple truths that make up Christianity. Using the Soul Food analogy drives home the point that Christ is the author and finisher of our faith and what he has started, he will finish.
Hebrews 12:2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
In every culture food creates the most poignant memories and it should be that way in our faith walk as well. The sacrament of communion is a good example how memory is connected to food. Being soul food leaves a lasting impression on people as Christ is seen in us.
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