Whole30 Day 16 – Clear The Stage

Good morning! This is the day that the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24

My Day Sixteen Eats

Breakfast, 0730: Took my breakfast to work as usual – I scrambled two eggs with spinach and leftover carnitas and served them over half of a roasted sweet potato. I’ve been craving sweet potatoes lately – something about the subtle sweetness and the creamy roasted goodness has been calling to me.

eatwriterunrepeat.com | whole30 kale with carnitas and bacon

Lunch, 1200: After I made and packed up my breakfast I also whipped up my lunch for the day. In a pan I cooked a strip of bacon and tossed in what remained of the leftover carnitas, then I threw in a ton of chopped kale and cooked it all down. It always amazes me how much greens cook down – here I think I’m going to have a ton of healthy green veggies, only to have it reduce to a miniscule amount that leaves me scratching my head. I actually ended up throwing an extra handful of kale into the pan once they started to cook down. When I sat down to eat lunch I served the greens topped with two soft boiled eggs – I adore soft boiled eggs. To quote Amy Adams in the movie Julie and Julia, they remind me of eating cheese sauce. The creamy egg yolk mixed perfectly with the salty greens…and the best part is that it was totally unplanned! We are down to nothing in our refrigerator, so I was trying to figure out how to make “nothing” stretch into “lunch”.

Dinner, 1830: Speaking of having nothing in our refrigerator, Kevin and I sort of cheated dinner. We ended up getting a peruvian rotisserie chicken and eating it with sweet potatoes and plantains. Maybe not the absolute best choice, but neither one of us felt like cooking and we were limited on food, so it worked!

My Day 16 Overall: Instead of boring you with another couple sentences of the same, I’m going to leave you with the lyrics to a song that Kevin and I listened to this morning. One of the members of our Bible Study played it in group last week, and it’s pretty powerful. Enjoy!

worship

Clear the Stage (Jimmy Needham)

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols
Jerk the pews & all the decorations, too
Until the congregations few, then have revival
Tell your friends that this is where the party ends
Until you’re broken for your sins, you can’t be social
Then seek the lord & wait for what he has in store
And know that great is your reward so just be hopeful

’cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song

Take a break from all the plans that you have made
And sit at home alone and wait for god to whisper
Beg him please to open up his mouth and speak
And pray for real upon your knees until they blister
Shine the light on every corner of your life
Until the pride and lust and lies are in the open
Then read the word and put to test the things you’ve heard
Until your heart and soul are stirred and rocked and broken

We must not worship something that’s not even worth it
Clear the stage, make some space for the one who deserves it

’cause I can sing all I want to
Yes, I can sing all I want to
I can sing all I want to
And still get it wrong
And you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong; worship is more than a song
Worship is more than a song
Worship is more than a song

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols

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