Unshakeable Faith & Breakfast Fried Rice

Mark 5:36 (niv)

Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

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It’s our final day of exploring the examples of some of the people highlighted in the Bible for their commitment to living by faith.

  1. Peter – Oh Peter; he’s a favorite of mine for sure. His growth is really put on display for us throughout the Gospel. Personally, I think it’s so refreshing to see the highs and lows of his journey. In this particular story, Jesus is out on the water – walking. The disciples were fishing when they saw Him and became afraid. Jesus quickly identified Himself and offered peace, but Peter wasn’t having it. Instead, he decided to use his little faith to build his faith even more. He asked Jesus to allow him to come out and walk on the water with Him. Jesus said yes. Can you imagine? The moment before setting your feet upon the water? He was probably fully expecting to sink, even though he was right there with Jesus. I mean, it’s totally natural to expect to sink in water – we’re humans; that’s what we do. But Peter stepped out anyway. And Jesus came through. His faith allowed him to take the first step, but what’s interesting is that when his faith wavered, because fear crept it, so did his ability to stay upright. Even when Peter is doubting, he does the only thing he knows how to do; he calls on Jesus. Even when his doubts are strong, his faith is stronger. “Jesus said, ‘Come, Peter.’ Then Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus.” Matthew 14:29 ERV
  2. Mary – our last example of life-changing, unquestioning faith is Mary, Jesus’ mother. We’ve already studied this story back in February, but I think it’s worth taking a second look at, especially from the faith perspective. If you aren’t familiar with Mary’s “pregnancy story”, here’s a quick recap. She isn’t married yet, but she’s engaged to a wonderful man. They’re planning their Pinterest-worthy wedding when an angel approaches Mary and tells her that she’s going to become pregnant with the Son of God. She’ll be responsible for raising Him, and she’ll name Him Jesus. And Mary’s response is the most basic verbiage that describes a level of faith I fear I’ll never be able to understand. “Mary said, ‘I am the Lord’s servant. Let this thing you have said happen to me!’ Then the angel went away.” Luke 1:38 ERV

Truthfully, this wasn’t supposed to be a “theme week” of focusing on this topic, but once I started to explore these stories, I couldn’t stop diving deeper and deeper into their obedience in faith. I hope that you’ve taken as much away from this week as I have, and that the examples we’ve looked at have inspired you to seek a life of putting faith into action.

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What has God revealed to you this week about faith and trusting Him? Do you feel that your faith has deepened as you’ve looked at examples of Believers that have gone before you and done incredible things?

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For an unshakeable faith in Jesus.

Breakfast Fried Rice

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

Serves 2 • 1/2 of Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 pound breakfast sausage without casing (if you can’t find this, you can remove the casing from sausage links) OR 4 strips bacon
  • 2 green onion stalks
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup bok choy

Instructions

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat
  2. Add sausage/bacon to skillet and cook through, about 10 minutes
  3. Add rice, bok choy (chopped), sesame oil, and liquid aminos/soy sauce to the pan and mix
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes
  5. Scramble eggs with green onions (chopped) and pour over rice mixture in skillet
  6. Stir frequently until eggs are cooked
  7. Divide recipe in half and serve warm
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