CHASE WHAT MATTERS

April 28, 2011Read: Matthew 6

Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. And all these things shall be given to you.” –Matthew 6:33

Ironic that a credit card company would give such great advice: encouraging us to seek out only what we need. But credit is all about trust, isn’t it? Because of our history, we’re allowed only so much, and we’re trusted to pay it back.

When God looks at our lives, He doesn’t see us, He sees Jesus. His blood-line of credit extends to you and it extends to me. In fact, my mom will tell you it reminds her of the song, “He Paid a Debt.”

"He paid a debt, He did not owe. I owed a debt, I could not pay. I needed someone to wash my sins away."

And because of that, we do get to 'chase a life that matters'…but the credit is His.

-JP

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Serves: 4

Ingredients: 1.5 cups organic rolled oats 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 teaspoons sugar ¼ cup chopped walnuts ¼ cup raisins

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar – set aside. Prepare oats with water according to package directions. Top with cinnamon-sugar, walnuts and raisins

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 207 kcal Total Fat: 7 grams Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams Total Carbohydrate: 34 grams Protein: 5 grams Sodium: 3 milligrams Cholesterol: 0 milligrams Fiber: 4 grams

Prayfit contributing dietitian Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer, and nutrition and fitness consultant for international food companies, restaurants and marketing firms. She specializes in culinary nutrition, recipe development and sports nutrition. Dana works closely with chefs and authors to develop creative and healthy recipes for cookbooks, marketing campaigns and restaurant menus. She is currently the nutrition expert for the Food Network.com and has worked as media spokesperson for Cooking Light Magazine. She has appeared on Good Day Street Talk, Food Network.com, Access Hollywood and GMA Health.