Caveman Bowl Recipe

Love Isn’t Equal & Caveman Bowl

1 John 4:19 (nirv)

We love because he loved us first.

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Yesterday, we talked about God’s faithfulness to us. Today, I want to talk about His love. There are times that I could cry out of frustration with myself. No matter what I do, I feel like I’ll never measure up to God’s love. I’ll never be able to love Him how He loves me. And slowly, over the past years, God’s been revealing to me that that’s okay.

Accepting my humanness is one of the first steps in wiping away that unnecessary guilt and shame in my life. The very first sin was a desire and attempt to be like God. And that’s been repeating itself over and over again ever since. If I don’t have my heart and mind in the right place, even my desire to love God can become an act of pride.

Accepting that I’m human and that God is and will always be bigger than me, in all areas, is not only necessary, it’s freeing. I can finally rest in the fact that I don’t need to measure up, that I’m not able to no matter what I do. And I can learn to be loved bigger than I’m able to love. I can welcome more grace than I’m able to give. I can be forgiven more than I can currently forgive.

In 1 Corinthians 1:25, Paul tells us that, “The foolish things of God are wiser than human wisdom. The weakness of God is stronger human strength (NIRV).” There’s nothing you or I can ever do to love God the way that He loves us. And that’s not a reason to feel guilt, that’s a reason to celebrate. Our Creator loves us more than we can even fathom, let alone match.

I once heard a quote in regards to marriage, but I think it applies here too. “Relationships aren’t 50/50, they’re 100/100.” Agree. God gives us 100% of Himself, and we can reciprocate by giving Him 100% back. And as long as we understand that our best will always be less than God’s best (because He’s God – the Creator of the whole world, including the verb and noun definition of love), we’re free to love Him the best way that we know how. And the best part? He chose to love us knowing that we’d never be able to fully love Him back and accurately display that love on this side of Heaven.

Write

In your journal, write down some of the ways you see, feel, and experience God’s love for you. Spend some time thinking about those things throughout the day and make a note of how that changes your mood and perspective today.

Pray

For someone who doesn’t yet know the love of God to have a love-experience that they can’t deny.

Caveman Bowl

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Caveman Bowl

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 2 teaspoons almond butter

Instructions

  1. Cut apple into large chunks
  2. Cut banana into pieces
  3. Cut dates into small pieces
  4. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and drizzle with almond butter
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If you don’t have dates, you can use raisins for this recipe instead!

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