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Looking for a recipe for prosperity and happiness in the New Year?
Psalm 1 is a place to start.
The Hebrew word ashrei, or blessedness comes from living out your life in accordance with God‘s will.
How do you know God’s will?
Everyday wake and immediately meditate on God’s word. Praise Him! Begin your day in adoration of God the Creator of all.
Pray about it, pray the verse for anyone your Father has placed on your mind.
This morning I prayed for you and my family and friends.
Here’s how it sounded…. Happy are the friends who follow my blog, my family, my friends they who do not follow the advice of the wicked or take the paths of sinners.
Prosperity and happiness depends on your willingness to live in obedience to scripture.
But the humble will inherit the land and enjoy abundant prosperity. Psalm 37:11 HSB
Humble in the Greek is translated poor in spirit — to be impoverished of self and concerned for the things of God.
What is God concerned about?
The world will tell you prosperity comes from a cooked pot of black-eyed peas on New Years Day. Our tradition in families differ, but cooking up a pot of these lovely legumes are a non-negotiable in southern families, ours is no different. I’ve misplaced my cookbook so this is my twist on the tradition.
1 pound of black-eyed peas
Soak and cook a couple of days earlier tossing off the dirt (your old self) and discard any particles(regrets) in the water.
1 large can of chopped tomatoes
1 small onion finely chopped and sautéed in extra virgin olive oil.
1 large garlic clove finely chopped and sautéed in extra virgin olive oil.
Pepper to taste
Add a few small pieces of the leftover Smithfield Ham (Salt cured) before placing bowls on the table for your New Years Day Dinner.
Serve the simple dish with Udi’s gluten-free dinner rolls, and a salad.
Pull out all the stops with linens, candles, crystal and setting.
A humble dish and a table set for a King.
May you be favored and prosper in the New Year! May the Lord bless you in 2014 exceedingly and abundantly beyond your wildest imaginations!
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. Ephesians 3:14-16 HCSB
Thank you very much for taking the time to follow my blog in 2013. You have been a great blessing to me and I look forward to praying for you and writing more in 2014!
Big Ray said:
I like it! Simple food shared with loved ones and friends can be turned to a grand banquet. Kind of like the story of Stone Soup Mom used to tell us as children.
Ray …please share the story of Stone Soup. I don’t remember. Peace Bro!
Big Ray said:
Some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travelers. The travelers fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire in the village square. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing. The travelers answer that they are making “stone soup”, which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavor, which they are missing. The villager does not mind parting with just a little bit of carrot to help them out, so it gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which has not reached its full potential yet. The villager hands them a little bit of seasoning to help them out. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by all. Mom would tell different versions of this depending on what kind of leftover we were eating. She was a great story teller so, it should come as no surprise we got a couple of writers in the family.
Thanks for sharing this Trish…we ran out and got some New Years Eve and ate it on New Years DAy…love the part about Psalm 1 as well…that is really the important part…lots of love : )
Lots of love back at you Camille. I’m very interested in your take on the black-eyed pea recipe given your culinary skill. Let us know!
Loved this reminder about praying the scripture. I definitely miss you speaking wisdom into my life. So glad you have this blog!
Elizabeth, I’m so honored. Thank you.
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Anita Donahue said:
I saw the black eyed peas in the freezer at the grocery store, and remembered a New Year’s dish of black eyed peas and collard greens with a fellow student at Marycrest from Jackson, Mississippi. It’s a cherished memory. I can see here that soaking and tossing the water with the attendant aspirations is a necessary part of the cooking. I love reading about your daily prayers. May you, Todd, and Sabrina continue to enjoy real prosperity in the blessings you experience in your everyday life.
God’s blessings and His favor upon you also! Thanks for sharing. Collard greens are a fav of Todds.
Love catching up with you via your blog since it’s tougher to do in person these days. Thank you for the simple reminders to seek God in our daily lives.