Beetroot Juice, iPads & Cultured Cheese

by | Oct 4, 2014

By Debbie Desmond

I was out in a restaurant today and I decided to order a Beetroot Juice. That of course got me thinking of my good-looking husband. Why? Simply because it is another of the many things that he has got me into.

Knowing and living with him has changed and enriched my life in so many ways, my taste buds being just one of them. Before I knew him I never enjoyed olives, cultured cheese, iPads & such things. But he loved them and slowly but surely he passed those loves onto me. Sushi and beetroot juice have been more recent acquired favorites. All of these I can honestly say I pulled my nose up at with my first taste, wondering why someone would eat, let alone enjoy them. The question of how I changed my tastes makes for interesting contemplation or potential debate with some people.

When you are in love with someone, they influence your life.

I am besottedly in love with God too. Who I was and what I liked 20 years ago has changed. I believe He’s probably responsible for some changes since last week too. I can say with surety that God is responsible for me having done things I would definitely not have done, gone places I would not have gone, said things I would not have said, loved people I would not have loved and the list goes on. He is always extending my borders. The freedom and inspiration I have found in Him to explore and taste the various dimensions of this Life we live has been exhilarating.

2 Corinthians 3:18
“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.”

Either a frightening or hopeful thought is this: what you behold, you become! The best synonym I found for “beholding” spoken of in this verse is “feasting your eyes on”.

What or who are you feasting your eyes on?

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