Cloud Eggs Recipe

Practicing Salvation & Cloud Eggs

Philippians 2:12 (cev)

My dear friends, you always obeyed when I was with you. Now that I am away, you should obey even more. So work with fear and trembling to discover what it really means to be saved.

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I’ve been going round and round one single question in my mind, and I’ve been trying to look objectively for the answer. How is my life different than the life of a non-believer? Or, a better way to ask that question might be, how is my life different now than it was before I became a believer?

Throughout the New Testament, Jesus and his apostles give us tons of instructions on how our lives should change if we choose to follow Jesus. Our actions, our words, our thoughts, our behaviors; they should all eventually start to look different than they once did.

The more my relationship with Jesus grows, the more noticeable the differences in my life should be. Not because I’m any better than a non-believer, but because God’s power is working in me. So, knowing all that, I keep coming back to that question; are the changes that God’s doing internally showing up externally through my actions?

Paul makes it clear that we’re not responsible for our own salvation or even for the changes that occur in us – those are works of God. But, what we are responsible for is practicing those new behaviors, and building the discipline that’s necessary to live out our new lives.

Lifeway.com published an article written by Rick Ezell called Sermon: Understanding How God Changes Me. This published sermon does an incredible job of breaking down the process of life change. I recommend checking out the entire message, but my favorite part focuses on the right formula for life change:

“A better way exists. The correct way. The apostle Paul outlines it in Philippians 2:13-14. Paul explains that the Christian life is not a series of ups and downs. It is a process of ins and outs. God works in us while we work out. It is a partnership involving God, the individual believer, teachers, and fellow believers. It is a process where God works in, we work out, teachers work with, and believers work together. It can be stated in a sentence: Life change begins with God, is about training (not trying), requires teaching, and is a team effort.”

In some versions of Philippians 2:12, the phrase used is “work out your salvation”. That’s what the article means when it says, “we work out”. The author also makes note of the idea that working out is a practice, a learned discipline. That further shows that we do have a hand in bringing the changes that God is making in our lives to the surface.

Being intentional about doing our best to follow the instructions that Jesus has given us, and allowing what God is doing in our hearts to show through is how we begin to practice that life change.

Write

Pick a few of the instructions that you can remember from reading scripture and write them down. Next to each one, write down 1 or 2 ways that you can intentionally practice discipline in this behavior.

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a few suggestions:

Mark 11:25 (Forgiving Others)
John 13:34 (Loving Others)
Luke 6:35 (Practicing Kindness)
James 1:19 (Practicing Patience)
Matthew 5:16 (Doing Good)

Pray

For the Lord to show you where you can start to practice working out your salvation.

Cloud Eggs

5 minPrep Time

7 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

Serves 2 • 2 Cloud Eggs Each

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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Dice ham into small pieces
  3. Separate the egg whites from the yolks in 2 separate bowls
  4. Beat egg whites on medium to high heat using a stand or hand mixer, or whisk for about 3 minutes, until soft peaks form
  5. Gently add ham, cheese, salt, and shredded parlsey to egg whites
  6. Spoon egg white mixture into 4 clusters on parchment paper, creating small divots at the top of each one
  7. Bake for 3 minutes and remove from oven
  8. Spoon one egg yolk into the divot in each cloud and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  9. Return to oven to bake for an additional 4 minutes
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