The Lord is God & Sweet Potato Hash Brown Bites

Psalm 100:3 (nirv)

Know that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him. We are his people. We are the sheep belonging to his flock.

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I love the first line of this verse: Know that the Lord is God. But at first glance, it seems kind of obvious, right? Of course the Lord is God, that’s why we’re all here. This is one of those times that the Bible isn’t trying to be obvious. This is a time for reflection and digestion.

Our flow is going to be a bit different today, so now is a great time to pull out your journal, because this is going to be a day of interactive reading. Here we go: What does the name God mean to you? Set a timer for 3 minutes and in your journal, write down your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and ideas about God.

For me, the name of God evokes a lot of emotion, but the primary one is love. I also think about strength and power. When I think of God’s character, I think of patience and kindness. Hopefully you’ve come up with your own list.

With our journals in hand, let’s return to our verse for the day, specifically that first line. Know that the Lord is God. Read it again, but this time, replace the name of God with one of the qualities or things you listed in your journal. Here’s a few examples from my list:

Know that the Lord is loving.
Know that the Lord is patient.
Know that the is strong.

Take some time today to meditate on and digest those truths. We’re called to remember and focus on who God is, during times of happiness and struggle, on the mountains and in the valleys. He’s unchanging and always there; He’s God.

Write

See exercise in devotional section.

Pray

For the ability to rest and trust in knowing that the Lord is God.

4 Hashbrowns

Sweet Potato Hash Brown Bites

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

Serves 1

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons shredded or grated cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 slices turkey bacon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Cook turkey bacon according to package and chop into small pieces
  2. Peel skin from sweet potato and grate (you may need/want to microwave for 60 seconds to help soften the potato)
  3. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix
  4. Heat a skillet to medium heat and spray with non-stick spray
  5. Form sweet potato mixture into 4 hash browns and place on skillet
  6. Cook for 2 minutes or until the mixture has set, then flip over and cook for an additional 2 minutes
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