Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad

God is Trustworthy & Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad

Matthew 4:19-20 (nirv)

“Come and follow me,” Jesus said. I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

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When Jesus approached them, Simon Peter and Andrew weren’t just fishing for fun. It was their job; their source of income and food. It provided for them. But that didn’t stop them from immediately following Jesus when He asked.

The Bible doesn’t give us any details about the fishermen and their state of affairs when Jesus arrived. Was there someone else to dock and store the boat? Did they have an entire day’s worth of profit in the bottom of the boat? We don’t know what they walked away from when Jesus called to them, but we know they walked away. And we know they did it at once.

Every time I read this verse, I’m amazed at the immediate trust and faith in Jesus that these men displayed. From what we can see, they didn’t even hesitate when He called to them. They could have allowed so many things to stand in the way. In fact, we meet a man later in the book of Matthew who does allow his life circumstances to get in the way of following Jesus. “Another follower said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesus told him, ‘Follow me. Let the dead bury their own dead.’ “ (Matthew 8:21-22)

Following Jesus is about learning to focus on the what or the why instead of the how. Simon Peter and Andrew didn’t ask questions because they didn’t need to. Jesus told them what they were doing; learning to fish for people. They didn’t need to know how because they already trusted the One who was leading them.

Often times, God calls us to things that we don’t understand, that don’t seem to make sense, or that are the complete opposite of the things we’re working on. When He does, the only way we can obey is to trust Him completely.

Trust isn’t built easily. Once we decide to follow Jesus, we begin building that trust in Him by experiencing His love and grace, but it’s still a process. Some of the things God calls us for require a little trust, and other things require a huge amount of trust. Sometimes, God uses circumstances to test our trust in Him, or to stretch it and strengthen it.

Another way we build trust in the Lord is by studying His Word and getting to know Him. It’s much easier to trust someone that you know deeply versus someone you just met. As believers, it’s our job to draw near to God in an intimate relationship so that we can get to know Him. The more we learn about God, the more our trust grows, because throughout all of scripture, we see God’s goodness, kindness, and love unfold.

This week’s devotional format is going to be a little different than usual; we’re going to spend the rest of the week looking at some of God’s characteristics and qualities in an effort to learn more about who He is. As we do, hopefully we’ll begin building or strengthening the trust we need in order to follow Him at once, the next time He calls.

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Can you think of a time that you felt God was calling you for something but you didn’t trust Him enough to obey? What about a time that you did obey God’s calling? What are the differences between the two situations?

Pray

For your personal relationship with the Lord to be strengthened this week as you learn more about Him.

Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad

2 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

4 minTotal Time

Serves 1

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine quinoa, fruit, and nuts
  2. In a separate bowl, combine lime juice and honey and mix
  3. Pour honey mixture over quinoa bowl and mix
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Tips & Tools

As long as you pre-cook your quinoa, this recipe is ready in a flash! Don’t have the time/energy to make the quinoa on the stovetop? There are plenty of pre-cooked, microwaveable pouch options available too! I prepared this with fresh squeezed lime juice, but the bottled lime juice works just as well.

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