Buffalo Chicken Omelette

Building Belief & a Buffalo Chicken Omelette

Mark 9:24 (erv)

Immediately the father shouted, “I do believe. Help to believe me!”

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I’ve always struggled with the concept of changing my thoughts and beliefs. If you spend just 5 minutes scrolling Instagram, you’ll see at least 10 life coaches, business coaches, and girl bosses that will tell you to simply “change your beliefs and you can change your life!”. I’m not taking a jab at these ladies; I think what they’re doing can be powerful. But I also think it’s really important to walk through the process of changing our beliefs, because for most of us, it sounds easy but proves to be near impossible.

The tough thing about beliefs is that most of them aren’t consciously formed. If it were that easy to change our beliefs, would so many be walking around with low self-esteem and no self-worth? Would 50% of the marriages in our country be ending in divorce? Would the obesity rate for adults in the US be around 40%? Many of us think we can control our behaviors by pretending to believe, but pretending only takes us so far.

Don’t get me wrong, I think that affirmations and positive self talk can be helpful, but that alone cannot change our hearts or our minds. From my perspective, it seems like our generation has grown into a spiritual culture, but not a religious one. We depend on ourselves instead of our God. And I hate to be the one to say it, but we are simply not enough for that. We were never supposed to be.

In this scripture, the father is having a conversation with Jesus about healing his son, who was extremely sick. He’s asking for Jesus’ help, but in his request, his lack of faith is revealed.

“If you can help us.”

Jesus said to the father, “Why did you say ‘if you can’? All things are possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23

That’s when the fathers response comes, in verse 24.

Immediately the father shouted, “I do believe. Help me to believe more!”

The father is saying that he does believe, kind of. He half believes. He wishes he could believe more. But he has doubts that he can’t ignore. He didn’t mean to say “if you can” but it just slipped out.

Isn’t that how most of us believe in God’s power, His promises, and His goodness? We want to believe. We want to trust. We want to be hopeful. We really do. But the disease is big. The marriage is failing. Things are really, really hard.

Can I share something with you that I hope will lighten your burden? It’s okay that you have doubts. Whether we want to admit it or not, in some way, each of us is like this father. Some of us might have more doubts than others, but we all need more belief. And that doesn’t come from spiritual awakenings, yoga retreats, or pretending. It comes from God.

When I’m struggling with big questions, fears, disbelief, and doubt, I tend to get really caught up in my own head. I start trying to figure it out on my own. I start to feel shame for doubting. I start to believe that God’s mad at me for my lack of faith. My mind begins to run in circles with questions like, “How can I force myself to believe something that I don’t?” or “Is it my fault that I think these things?”

One of the methods that I’ve started to live by is this; if I can’t control it, it’s God’s to take care of. I focus on the aspects that I can make changes in, like reading a book about forgiveness or talking with my therapist about a situation. But when I find myself in this place – a place of unbelief and doubt, there’s something really easy that I can do – that we can all do it. It’s a simple phrase that we can shout out or whisper:

“Help me to believe more!”

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What situation, circumstance, or idea do you know you need more belief in? What are your doubts and fears? What did God reveal in your studies today that will guide you in finding a deeper belief?

Pray

For a deeper, stronger belief in God’s Word.

Buffalo Chicken Omelette

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Omelette

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup shredded chicken, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Frank’s Buffalo Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
  • diced avocado for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Spray a small skillet with non-stick spray and heat over medium heat
  2. Cook onion and carrots for 5 minutes
  3. Add chicken, yogurt, and buffalo sauce, mix well, and cook for an additional minute
  4. Scramble eggs in a bowl and add to skillet
  5. Swirl skillet around so that eggs cover the entire bottom
  6. Once the eggs begin to set along the edges, use a spatula to push eggs toward the center, allowing the rest of the eggs to spread out across the pan
  7. When all the liquid has set along the edges, sprinkle cheese in the center and using the spatula lift one side of the omelet and fold it onto the other side
  8. Push down gently to allow any extra liquid to cook
  9. Allow cheese to melt for an additional 20 seconds, then eat!
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Tips & Tools

I’m such a huge fan of using the salad bar at the grocery store when I need a small amount of a certain ingredient – I’ve found that it saves me a ton of money and keeps me from wasting something that I probably wouldn’t end up using a full container or package of. I wanted to use feta cheese in this recipe, and I grabbed a really small container from the salad bar at Sprouts because I knew I wouldn’t make use of a full container. You simply fill a container with the amount you’ll need, and ring it out as “salad bar” at the self checkout, or the cashier will know what to do! Franks Buffalo Sauce can be found in the hot sauce section of most grocery stores.

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