Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

Simplicity & Sweet Potato Toast

Psalm 117 (erv)

Praise the Lord, all you nations. Praise him, all you people. He loves us very much! The Lord will be faithful to us forever! Praise the Lord!

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With just 27 words, Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter in the entire Bible. But as you read it, you hang on every word, right? Me too. It’s because it’s simple, easy, and it feels good.

We tend to overcomplicate God, the Bible, and what it means to follow Jesus. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing simple about God, but our relationship with Him was never meant to be hard to understand or to live out. In Matthew 11:30, Jesus tells the people that “serving him is easy, and his load is light”.

Long before Yelp had thousands of churches listed, and religious books and messages were being shared everywhere, the disciples traveled the world teaching the simple message of Jesus and His love. Most of what we think we know about God today is based on a well-meaning game of telephone. So many of us are being influenced and taking information from people, conferences, and media that might not be Biblical.

I love to read and learn and explore – but underneath all of that is often a desire to understand and know, which is the opposite of faith. Hebrews 11:1 tells us that “Faith is what makes real the things we hope. It is proof of what we cannot see” (ERV). Having faith means accepting that we weren’t made to understand everything, that we won’t know it all on this side of eternity. Faith is acknowledging the simplicity in the life that God desires for us to have.

Every letter in the Bible has purpose. Every punctuation mark has been placed by God for a specific reason. Psalm 117 is basically a bullet point list of need-to-know facts, and it was created that way intentionally. Sometimes, we have to take a step back from all of the theology, and all of the searching and learning. And when we do, we can see the simplicity in God and His truth. We’re loved. We’ll be loved forever. And because of that and that alone, God is worthy of our praise and worship.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the Bible or the aspects of religion that boggle your mind, return to this verse and it’s simplicity. Don’t fight to understand it or unpack it. Just let the truth in these words sink deep into your soul and touch your heart, the way they were written to do.

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Are there any aspects of God or the Bible that you tend to overcomplicate? Is this an area that you can practice more faith in? What are some of the ways you can focus on doing that today?

Pray

For eyes that see the simplicity in God’s love.

Sweet Potato Toast

2 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

4 minTotal Time

Serves 1 • 2 Slices of Toast

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Ingredients

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 1/4 avocado
  • Sea salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Warm sweet potato in the microwave until soft
  2. Using a fork, mash the potato until it's smooth
  3. Toast bread to desired crispness
  4. Spread sweet potato across the top of toast
  5. Cut avocado into cubes and top each slice of toast
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt (optional)
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The nutrition calculations for this recipe were created using 2 slices of Ezekiel Sprouted Grain bread.

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