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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

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4 hours ago, BrotherTony said:

Tonight we have a chuck roast in the crock pot, and are adding mac & cheese, green beans and buttered bread! MMmmmmMMMMMMMmmm! 🙂

I had that last night and ate the left overs tonight. I make it as a Pot Roast. Cook it on low on the stovetop for about four hours, it comes out so tender it falls apart when trying to get it out of the pot. It and I made almost a quart of wonderful brown gravy, love that gravy.

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1 hour ago, Jim_Alaska said:

I had that last night and ate the left overs tonight. I make it as a Pot Roast. Cook it on low on the stovetop for about four hours, it comes out so tender it falls apart when trying to get it out of the pot. It and I made almost a quart of wonderful brown gravy, love that gravy.

It was really tender and fell apart while I was taking it out of the crockpot! My wife just loved it. 🙂 I wanted to add potatoes, carrots, onions and celery, but I didn't have all of them. 😞 But, the mac & cheese and the veggie did very well. I bet you, like me, are a great cook! 

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I don't know about being a great cool, but I like my cooking and others seem to also.

It's funny, you cook a pot roast the way most people do, with all the veggies in the same pot. I never do that, my taste buds don't like the way the veggies contaminate the meat. I just like the taste of meat too much to add anything to it. I always cook the veggies separate. I also prefer to roast the veggies in a flat baking dish and always include garlic buds and a sprinkle of OVOO. The EVOO carries the garlic taste throughout the whole veggie dish. I like the veggies this way a lot better than being soggy from sitting in the same pot as the roast.

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7 hours ago, Jim_Alaska said:

I don't know about being a great cool, but I like my cooking and others seem to also.

It's funny, you cook a pot roast the way most people do, with all the veggies in the same pot. I never do that, my taste buds don't like the way the veggies contaminate the meat. I just like the taste of meat too much to add anything to it. I always cook the veggies separate. I also prefer to roast the veggies in a flat baking dish and always include garlic buds and a sprinkle of OVOO. The EVOO carries the garlic taste throughout the whole veggie dish. I like the veggies this way a lot better than being soggy from sitting in the same pot as the roast.

I cook it both ways...sometimes I use the crock pot and add everything because it's easier when I'm busy. But, most times I cook the meat separately. I usually steam the veggies for an hour or so. It comes out delicious! You sound like me when it comes to cooking...must be a "guy" thing! LOL

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On 7/24/2021 at 11:09 PM, Jim_Alaska said:

Yesterday I had three hamburger patties covered with the left over pot roast gravy, they are wonderful that way. I even put some of the gravy on my green beans, try it some time.

Sounds great! I've tried it that way...and you're SOOOoo right! It's delicious!

Tonight, my wife and I are having fried chicken thighs, turnip greens, and a small baked potato! I would love to make some homemade rolls, but I think we'll settle for bread and butter. 🙂 

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1 hour ago, Musician4God1611 said:

This evening I'm going to make a stuffed roasted chicken. It will be stuffed with sweet and sour peppers and cannellini beans. I'm probably going to serve it with some broccoli and cauliflower on the side.

So, what time is dinner??? 😉

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