Avocado Scramble Recipe

A Spokesman for God & Avocado Scramble

Jeremiah 1:4-5 (nirv)

A message from the Lord came to me. The Lord said, “Before I formed you in your mother’s body I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart to serve me. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”

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Easy to skip through this verse, right? Maybe even this whole chapter, or book. I’m not a history buff in the slightest, I don’t even really like movies from the 90’s (with the exception of Clueless, obviously). My initial thoughts when I read verses like this one are: cool, this is the history of Jeremiah and Israel. Doesn’t exactly pertain to me. Next!

But recently, God has been revealing more and more from the Old Testament to me, and showing me how relevant and important it is in my own life. It turns out, this verse isn’t just about Jeremiah. It’s also about me. And about you, too! Did someone’s ears just perk up? I know – everything is just a little more interesting when we get to be involved right? Museums and zoos could take a lesson from that.

Jeremiah was called on by God to be a prophet. In the original Hebrew text, the word for prophet is nabi, which means spokesman. I’m going to take a few liberties here and say that we could probably use representative or brand ambassador to make this super-relevant.

A prophet is anyone who speaks on behalf of God, or represents Him in some way. As a follower of Christ, you are His representative. And you were chosen for exactly that. It seems elementary, but can we take a second to look at the word chosen? dictionary.com defines the word chosen as: having been selected as the best or most appropriate. God selected you as the best and most appropriate spokesman for His kingdom. If you’re wondering who I’m talking to, and looking around for the perfect, well-behaved, most-obvious-looking-Christian in the room, you can stop. I’m talking to you. I’m talking to me.

We were hand-picked for this job because it’s exactly what we were designed and created to do. Your strengths and struggles, unique qualities, imperfections, trials of the past, successes and failures – God saw them all before you were ever created. And yet, He still chose you. For this.

Purpose: I know I talk about this a lot, but we live in a time where a lot of us are constantly re-examining and re-inviting ourselves, soul-searching and trying to uncover who we really are. And through this verses, God makes it incredibly easy for us. We can stop searching so hard. We can stop wondering if we were created to ever do anything great or important. Because God is leaning down and speaking directly to you, to me, and to every Believer when He says, “I set you apart to serve me.”

A spokesman certainly speaks, but his behaviors and actions matter just as much, if not more, than his words. Can you remember going on field trips as a middle schooler and having to hear your principal and teachers talk about how you were going to be representing your school, even though you weren’t actually in school, so it was important to be on your best behavior?

This has given me a shift in my perspective and my priorities. I spend a lot of time working on self-growth and improvement. Now, I try to focus that growth on my behaviors and actions. Am I doing what I’ve been called for? Am I accurately representing God and His kingdom? Do my behaviors reflect my purpose? If not, what do I need to learn or work on in order to improve? Those are the questions that I’ve found really matter most in my life right now.

Write

Now it’s your turn to ask yourself these questions. In your journal, write the answers to the following: Am I doing what I’ve been called for? Am I accurately representing God and His kingdom? Do my behaviors reflect my purpose? If not, what do I need to learn or work on in order to improve?

Pray

For God to lead you and guide you in becoming the best possible spokesman for His Kingdom.

Avocado Scramble

2 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

Serves 1

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 strip bacon
  • 1 tablespoon shredded cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon according to instructions and chop into small pieces
  2. Scramble egg with salt and pepper and cook in a non-stick skillet
  3. When eggs are cooked, lower heat, and chopped bacon to pan and cover with shredded cheese
  4. Keep on stovetop until cheese melts
  5. Cut avocado in half and use a fork to "fluff" one half (if using the half with the seed, remove it first)
  6. Fill the center of the avocado with the egg mixture
  7. Serve with a side of fresh salsa if desired
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Tips & Tools

Please; I’m begging you – resist the urge to microwave this to melt the cheese. I know, because I tried it and it did not turn out well. Heating the avocado in the microwave changes the taste and the texture into something less than desirable!

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