Apple Cranberry Pecan Coleslaw
Romans 8: 31-37
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those who God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
You know as I’m reading that I feel like the Lord is trying to tell me hey Natalie I want to be your strength! I get on here and I write these faith filled blogs, and I mean what I say and I know myself really well. Sitting here writing this down, I realize one of my weaknesses is like what I’ve said before ‘depending on my own self’. Walking in the Flesh instead of Walking in the Spirit! I feel like I’m pretty solid in my walk with the Lord but I know sometimes I take things back. I will turn something over to the Lord and then take it back. Can you relate? I think I need a big fat spanking!! God help me?
Tonight my spirit really resonated with verses 34-36 . So shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword separate me from the love of Christ? Absolutely not! Like 37 says : We are more than conquerors through him who loved us! I’m still waiting for God to give me complete victory over this nerve pain in my arms. It’s been a long year and half with no answers. I have found some relief and a few things that have helped but nothing so significant. Last month I found myself relying on my own thoughts and ways about how God might heal me. I took it upon myself to google and find another specialist without praying and waiting to hear from God. He immediately slammed the door shut! There is nothing I can do at this point except wait and wait patiently, knowing he will lead and guide me on the best path. Romans 8:24-25 says it perfectly, For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
I don’t always want to live on auto pilot controlling my way through life. I want the blessings of God. So I have to choose not to believe my feelings but believe in Gods Word. I want the spirit to empower me to live victoriously, and I can’t do that when I’m trying to solve things in my own reasoning. There may be times where I feel desperate but my emotions are not reliable, Jesus Christ is my constant source of strength and hope. I AM NOT GIVING UP and neither should you! … His Grace is sufficient!
We are more than Conquerors! Nothing can separate us from the Love of God ❤️
If you would like to read more bout my health struggles up to this point make sure you click on the tab at the top of this page and read “my story”
- 5 cups fresh cabbage shredded
- 2 large Gala or Fuji Apples sliced into matchsticks
- 3/4 cup green onions sliced
- 2 cups matchstick carrots
- 1 cup pecans diced
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 5.3 ounce ( a little over a 1/2 cup ) Plain Coconut Yogurt I used So Delicious
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. poppyseed
- In a medium bowl whisk together your coconut yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, apple cider vinegar and poppyseed until nice and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste... mix again. Next in a large bowl combine your cabbage, carrots, apples, green onions, pecans and cranberries. Now pour your premade dressing over your cabbage mixture combine until evenly coated. Serve immediately and enjoy 🙂
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