We are doing the 31 days to clean challenge here on Peaceful Divas and one thing I have learned is: consistency necessary is for a well run household.
I don’t know why this whole menu planning thing is so on again-off again for me. I feel like Taylor Swift, We-ee are never ever-ever getting back together (LOL)!
Are there any things in your life that are on-again-off-again, yet you KNOW you really need to do them consistently?
I am right there with you divas! It is crazy. We know what to do…we have the instructions….yet we rebel.
A man named Naaman from the bible taught me an important lesson on following instructions.
2 Kings 5:1 (NIV) Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram…..He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.
2 Kings 5: 9-10 (NIV) So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”
Namon had a problem. He was given a solution but it did not come in a way that he liked.
2 Kings 5:13-14 (NIV) Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.
When we are called to do some “great thing” motivation and consistency come easy. It is the ordinary, mundane day to day stuff that is hard for us to complete. I can get a vision of Naaman begrudgingly going down for his first dip coming up expecting to immediately be healed and becoming frustrated. His servants probably had to remind him that his instructions said to dip seven times.
To get what he wanted, Naaman had to be consistent. When he came up from his final dip, the bible says his flesh was clean!
Here is my Meal Plan for the week:
Monday–Breakfast for Dinner–Fall Apple French Toast (This was soooo good, we just had this Saturday night! The girls LOVED it. We decorated the table and had a wonderful fall family time! I used actual french bread and instead of stuffing, and I put a little vanilla extract in my egg, milk, cinnamon sugar mixture. I put my french toast on my griddle and simply served the apple mixture on the side so each person could decide how much apple they wanted!!) Here is a pic of our meal from Saturday:
Tuesday/Wednesday-Crockpot Cranberry Chicken
Thursday-Tacos, cilantro lime rice
Friday-Barbecue Chicken Pizza ( no peppers), salad
Saturday- Who knows!
Sunday- Cinnamon Apple Pork Loin, mashed potatoes, Green beans
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