When I got married, I tried so hard to shop for the groceries my husband enjoys. But there was one particular item that I didn't get right until twenty years into my marriage. Russ likes the puffed cheese curls, but I have an aversion for them. When I was a kid I had the mumps, and that was one food I tried to eat that really made me sick. So I never ate them again. And I never bought them for Russ because I felt it was wasteful to purchase something only one of us would enjoy. Instead I purchased chips we both liked. Over the years, there have been a few times I have tried the crunchy cheese curls at sandwich shops, and I liked them! Not Russ—he hated them. So our dilemma continued. Now this line of reasoning just doesn't make sense. I buy coffee for Russ when I don't drink it. This last week, we were shopping together and noticed that these cheese curls were on sale two for one, and we could each get the kind we enjoy the most. We feel so spoiled this week to have our own bag of chips! Now why did this take so long to realize?!
I can't help but think there are other situations in our lives that have simple solutions that we overlook. Or something we have been holding back on that we should just "go for it!” There are lots of lessons to be learned from this silly cheese curl story!
We might like two different kinds of cheese curls, or beverages, but there is only ONE true God—ONE source of living water. We often don't give Him the same amount of thought we spend determining what to buy at the grocery store. And He doesn't leave that telltale orange dust on our fingertips; just peace and contentment in our hearts!
What are YOU shopping for today?
PRAYER: Thank You for being the only one that can satisfy my deepest longing. Help me to stay faithful to You…not wandering off to find some temporary fulfillment in something that isn’t You.
“That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Romans 15:6 KJV.
Today’s devotion is by Kathy Carlton Willis, wife to Russ, pastor’s wife to many, author, editor, publicist, and speaker. Kathy Carlton Willis Communications encompasses her many passions. Learn more at: http://kcwcomm.blogspot.com/ or http://www.kathycarltonwillis.com/.