Devotions By Jan

Eating Vegan

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tumblr_lznpc1TKt91r3at3zo1_500Scripture for Today:  Jeremiah 15:16  “Your words were found and I ate them.  And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart.  For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of Hosts.”

I have been learning firsthand (for a time) all about eating “vegan.”  It is a bit strange for me to cut out of my meals any animal product whatsoever.  I really do not miss the meat or eggs, but the cheese?  Hey, I live in France where cheese is dessert, after all!  A bit hard to go without it!  Do I feel better as a vegan?  Well, the animals sure do!

Our verse for today likens the experience of reading God’s Word to the pleasure there is in good food.  In the realm of food there are many dishes that I consider a joy and delight to my taste buds.  Here, the Word of God can be a joy and delight to one’s heart.

Jeremiah was known as the “weeping prophet” as his message was one of judgement for his own people.  One does not usually associate the words, “joy” and “delight” with Jeremiah.  Yet, even knowing that his people would reject his God-given message, he could still find gladness in his own relationship with the Lord.  He knew he belonged to the Lord God of Hosts.

There are precious loved ones in my life who also reject God’s message of salvation.  There is no avoiding heartbreak over that hard reality.  Yet, God does not want me to live my life in sadness.  He wants to give me joy and delight through His Word and through my relationship with Him.

Lord, may my sadness over the souls of loved ones be overshadowed by joy and delight found in You!

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3 thoughts on “Eating Vegan

  1. So true Jan – very poignant message. And vegan eating – I for one, could never do it – bacon is on everything in my house.

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  2. Jan, loved this. My heart aches for my loved ones who won’t accept His message of freedom. Thankyou for the encouragement of joy in the midst. I had an amazing experience of that just yesterday. Thankyou Lord. I have been Vegan for 3 years. One of the best things I have ever done for my health. Although now I have have brought back some eggs and a bit of yoghurt. Just following the promptings! Look forrward to reading more and digging into His word with you. So glad your husband posted this. Julie

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