Things have gotten kind of tricky here at home, especially since I'm fond of cold cheese, cold yogurt, cold milk in my cereal, cold juice, and meat that is safe to eat. Here's the trouble. I noticed the other night that our ice cubes seemed a little too wet, although they were solid. The next night I went to get an ice cream treat and found they had all melted to one side. Not a good sign!
So we turned the temperature dial in the fridge to the coldest setting to see what would happen. Know what happened? Nothing happened. The ice is getting meltier, and my yogurt is barely cold. Can you believe I just went grocery shopping yesterday? I can't even think about all that yogurt I stocked up on without groaning a little.
It's an old fridge. I don't know how old, but it's old enough. I'm ready to replace it. And FAST. That's just not going to happen today, though.
I was so frustrated this morning when I realized I could not eat yogurt or cereal for breakfast or use anything else that was in my fridge. Part of that frustration came about because I've been so committed to sticking with my First Place diet perameters and have been doing well, but if I couldn't have my normal breakfast, it really threw a wrench into the works for me. I also knew I would be starving the whole morning, and I could only imagine the monster that I would surely transform into when hunger set in.
So I was working through all that in my head and my heart and decided to take the dog outside while I figured something out. Guess what verse popped into my head at that moment. It was my memory verse for this week...
In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:12b-13 (NASB)
Pretty amazing, huh? I decided the best I could do was eat a banana and drink some water. God would have to help me learn the secret of going hungry this morning. It was obviously His will for me today.
You know what? As I spent the morning at the office, I did get hungry by 9:00, but I never became ravenous or felt like I had to raid the toddler room for cookies. That could only be God's doing. I know myself, and that wasn't me.
So I'm learning.