When I was a kid, I loved to eat bread. Biscuits with butter and jam were among my favorites to eat!
And, I remember when I was probably a teenager, that we would eat cinnamon toast with fruit cocktail for supper every single Sunday evening.
I loved it!
We had it down to assembly line precision. One person makes the toast, one person butters it, and one person sprinkles the cinnamon sugar on it.
These are some of the good memories from my childhood.
Then, at age 17, I started having some health problems. After just living with it for a number of years and then suffering five years of myalgia and extreme chronic fatigue, my prayer for God to please help me and deliver me from what I had been suffering was answered! In 2006 God helped me discover that eating gluten-free made me feel amazingly better!
So, I had a choice:
- biscuits with butter and jelly, cinnamon rolls and toast, etc.?
- Or feel well!
It was a difficult change, but I chose to feel well.
I hated not feeling well, and especially when there was no end in sight.
I never want to go back to that terrible state of health. So, for me, when I found the solution, it was not just a possible choice, it was the only choice.
It was, and still is, a matter of being able to serve God and others, or of having to be served by others.
Today, I’m still thankful for bread, even though I have to eat the gluten-free kind, and even though I don’t eat that very often.
A piece of sliced, gluten-free bread taken from the freezer and microwaved for 30 seconds with gluten-free, dairy-free buttery spread and fruit spread has become a new blissful experience for me! Yum! 😄
Here’s the kind of bread I had today:
What about you? Are you thankful for bread? What special memories do you have connected to bread-like products? Do you have to eat bread substitutes for health reasons? Are you thankful for them even if they don’t taste the same?
God bless you as you lift up to Him a thankful heart! ❤