Denver Omelette

Desiring a Deeper Connection & a Denver Omelette

Psalm 63:1 (erv)

God, you are my God. I am searching so hard to find you. Body and soul, I thirst for you in this dry and weary land without water.

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My relationship with God never seems to go quite deep enough. I close my Bible, finish my devotional, end my prayers, and I’m left with a feeling of desiring more. It’s as if I’m right there, scratching the surface, but I can never break through. Do you ever feel that way? Like no matter how close you get, God still feels like He’s a million miles away?

Of course, my first instinct was to assume that something was wrong with me – thanks for the constant attacks, Satan. But that’s exactly what evil wants; to take the initial separation between us and God that was caused by sin and widen it. Jesus came to bridge the gap, but if we’re not careful, we can incorrectly see the “normal” effects of sin here on earth as a lack of God’s love and faithfulness.

It’s not accidental that God has given us a strong desire to be near Him, to seek Him. In fact, the Bible tells us that God has planted eternity on the human heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV). This longing for a deeper, stronger, more constant connection with God is normal, and it’s a good thing. It’s not that you’re not doing enough now, it’s that the now will never be enough for us. We were created to live in constant connection with God. We were never meant to be separated for Him. It’s only because sin entered the world that we had to leave the Garden of Eden, and the joy of doing life next to God.

Even though Jesus died on the Cross to offer us salvation, and His death allowed for the Holy Spirit to come and live within us, we’re still not totally fulfilled. In 1 Corinthians 3:12, Paul says, “We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us (MSG)!”

Our desire for a deeper connection with God fuels our faith, it drives our prayers, it keeps us on our knees and constantly seeking Him. And as Believers, it’s our duty to search the Word to see how it holds up to our feelings. There’s a reason that the Bible is referred to as “the sword of the Spirit”; because it helps us to fight our battles. Knowing the truth about who we are, and holding on to the hope given to us through God’s promises will guard us against the false beliefs and lies that are so quick to enter into our hearts and minds.

When we know the truth, we can allow our desires to increase our dependence on and trust in the Lord, instead of feeling slighted or unworthy. And you can rest knowing that you’re not the only one who feels this way. From Genesis 3 through the end of the scriptures, the Bible is filled with faithful Christians who are living with their unmet desires to be closer to God.

In today’s scripture, David wrote “I thirst for you in this dry and weary land without water.” He’s referring to the world; the difficult, challenging world where sin has come in and taken hold, and there’s no relief available. But Jesus changed that. Jesus called Himself the Living Water. “But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again. In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up in him for eternal life (John 4:14 CSB).”

Jesus’ promise of hope; it won’t always be this way, friend. Keep searching and seeking – one day, all of your desires and longings will be met, and then some.

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Have you ever felt like you just can’t connect deep enough with God? How does this make you feel? Does this scripture change your perspective about those strong feelings of longing to connect with Him? What are some of the ways you can shift your focus in those times of feeling disconnected?

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For protection from doubt and disbelief about your identity in God, and His promises to you.

Denver Omelette

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Omelette

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 green pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ham cubes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • non-stick spray

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet with non-stick cooking spray over high heat
  2. Scramble eggs with chopped peppers and onions, ham cubes, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
  3. Lower heat to medium low and pour egg mixture into skillet
  4. Swirl skillet around so that eggs cover the entire bottom
  5. 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
  6. Use a spatula to lift one side of the omelette and fold it onto the other side
  7. Push down gently to allow any extra liquid to cook
  8. Sprinkle remaining cheese on the top of the omelette and lower heat to low
  9. Cook for an additional minute, allowing cheese to melt
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If you don’t have any cubed ham, you can use a slice of deli ham and tear it into small pieces.

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