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I will trust You

By Julie Esta’


  Have you ever lifted your eyes and hands to Heaven thanking God for your pain? Why? Because if it weren’t for trials, we’d never become a better version of ourselves. We’d either become so stagnant or self-absorbed without the polishing fire of adversity. 

   Whether it’s a self-inflicted or outside source trial, we can always become a better version of ourselves, if we embrace it as a gift. Be honest, and thankful. “God, I don’t like this. God, this hurts. BUT I trust you. Reveal to me what you want to polish. Thank you for loving me, holding me, and helping me to shed off areas in my life that are not of you and don’t serve you.” 

   God sees all and many times, we don’t recognize the areas God wants us free from, simply because that’s how we’ve been raised and what we’re accustomed to. Remember, we are HIS children. He wants to “raise” us in order to RAISE us! Thank God for your pain—the trials are gifts that serve His purpose for your life. Romans 8:28!

Sausage Gravy

• 2.5 lbs. Chicken Sausage, Fresh

• 2 c. leeks, diced (white only, discard green leaves)

• 1 c. green bell peppers

• 2 tbsp. yellow onions

• 1 tsp. grapeseed oil

• 1 tbsp. Purely Cajun Seasoning

• Water


   On medium-high heat, put oil then place sausage in pan; brown well. Remove sausage, set aside. Add leeks, onions, peppers, and a little water for sticking. Cook until tender, making a brown gravy. Add sausage back and 1–2 c. water. Reduce heat to medium, cook for 20 minutes, then cut sausage into 3” pieces.

Makes 6 Servings. Per Serving: 1 Protein, 1 Vegetable, 

2 Condiments.

Cauliflower Grits

• 1 lb. Frozen Riced Cauliflower

• 2 Wedges Light Swiss Laughing Cow Cheese

• 1 tsp. Butter

• 1 tsp. Purely Cajun Seasoning

• ¼ c. water

   On medium-high heat, bring cauliflower, salt, butter, water to boil. Turn down to medium-low heat until water dissipates. Add cheese and Purely Cajun, stir well. Makes 5 Servings. Per Serving 1 Vegetable, 1 condiment.

Julie Esta’ is a Certified Health Coach and owner of Purely Cajun Seasoning. She has witnessed many believers grow in their spiritual walk as they implement lifestyle changes to improve their eating habits and physical health.

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