Italian Breakfast Sliders Recipe

Conflicting Emotions & Italian Breakfast Sliders

Romans 7:14-15 (erv)

We know that the law is spiritual, but I am not. I am so human. Sin rules me as if I were its slave. I don’t understand why I act the way I do. I don’t do the good I want to do, and I do the evil I hate.

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Having conflicting emotions is a very human thing. It’s the result of living in a world filled with sin, even though, as Christians, we understand that this is all temporary. Throughout my Christian-walk, I’ve spent a lot of time and energy feeling guilty over those conflicting emotions, and not understanding why I simply couldn’t change them.

Nearly everything I think, feel, and do that’s considered “good” has an opposite thought that I have to fight away. When I give money, I’m wishing I could spend it on myself. When I meet anger with kindness, I’m silently cursing them. When things don’t go my way, I’m saying that “I know God has a plan”, but I’m stewing inside.

I’m human. We’re all human. God is constant and fair, and He always does what’s right, because He doesn’t have the emotional whims that humans do. But us, we can’t be trusted to feel one certain thing or even know what we’re feeling most times.

Here’s what I’m learning about conflicting emotions: it’s okay to feel more than one thing. But it’s important to bring all of those things to God in prayer. Experiencing a mix of grief over the death of a loved one and comfort knowing that they returned home to God is natural and normal, but where I think we often run into trouble is when we only bring half of ourselves to God, as if He can’t handle it all.

When we learn to run to Him with everything is when we’ll be able to seek His will, wisdom, and grace in everything. If you look at the original sin, in the garden, Eve had conflicting emotions. She knew and trusted the Word of God, and she also had the doubt that God was actually leading her in the right direction. Imagine if she’d gone to Him before making a decision; what would have been different? Everything?

When you find yourself being lead by sin, bring those thoughts and ideas to God. Share them with Him. Tell Him about your inner conflict. We can worship Him and still be honest. We can thank Him for something while voicing our disappointments. We can thank Him for His ultimate will and plan while telling Him that we wished it were different.

In the books of Psalms, David calls God his “rock” and his “place of safety” over and over again. Remember that if the outside world were perfect, David wouldn’t have needed that Place of Safety. He didn’t separate the turmoil in his life from God. He brought it to Him time after time because He needed and wanted God’s help.

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What are some of the emotions or thoughts that conflict with how you “think you should behave” as a Christian? Are you hiding any of those things from God? What do you fear would happen if you brought those to Him in prayer?

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For comfort and peace as you lay all of your thoughts at the feet of Jesus.

Italian Breakfast Sliders

2 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

Serves 2 • 2 Sliders Each

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 breakfast sausage patties
  • 1/4 green bell pepper
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 4 slider buns or dinner rolls
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cook sausage patties according to directions
  2. Dice peppers and cook in a skillet with olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  4. Scramble eggs and add them to skillet
  5. Cook until done
  6. Slice dinner rolls in half and layer breakfast sausage patty, 1/4 of the eggs, and 1/2 slice of cheese then cover with slider top
  7. Bake in oven for 5-7 minutes until rolls are browned and cheese is melted
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For a healthier alternative, try subbing the regular sausage for chicken or turkey sausage!

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