I look forward to spring for so many reasons, but I think my favorite one is that we will start grilling hamburgers outdoors! I don’t mind turning the stove on when it’s cold outside because it heats up the kitchen; however, in the spring and summer I’d rather not cook indoors because, well, it heats up the kitchen.
How many hamburgers do you eat at one time? There’s no right or wrong answer – it’s not a trick question. The calorie police are all at the donut shop – so don’t weigh your answer. Be honest – do you have one hamburger, or maybe a few? What is your portion of ground beef on a bun?
I’m a career dieter… that is, I’ve been on one meal plan or the other since I was about five years old. I was the poster child to represent the one who could not climb the rope in P.E. class. I’ve learned lessons through the years – the primary one being – you must use portion control when you eat anything – no matter what diet you follow.
When it comes to spiritual portions… there’s never too much of God’s Spirit! I’ll tell you, if I eat too many hamburgers (or anything, for that matter), it will show up fairly quickly. When I depend on God to be my portion – every moment of every day… it shows up also, but in a positive way! He is so faithful to me, and I depend on His love and kindness to renew my soul – over and over again.
It’s taken a lifetime, but I’ve learned to rely less on the portion control in a diet, and more on the PORTION that is the Holy Spirit of God. I’m not as quick to pick up a cupcake to deal with stress like I used to. I choose to take a deep breath and seek God when I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. It’s His will for my life – and it’s a healthy and good way to deal with stress. The Lord is my portion… and there are no calories or carbohydrates to count. 🙂