Chinese: 麻辣; pinyin: málà; literally "numbing and spicy"
The aroma alone will drive you nuts such that you become eligible for admission into the nearest psych ward for your inappropriate expression of joy and rather illicit disregard for your neighbors. And what about the raw spiciness & hotness of the Habanero chili peppers carefully sliced into the layers of delicious rice? Just one slice will leave your mouth thirsting for some very cold liquid, yet burning with the desire for more.
The last time I checked, this crazy Málà Chicken dish was still my
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What if Málà chicken (*insert your own favorite dish*) was the word of God? Would you dream about it day and night and schedule an appointment on your phone to stop by the Chinese Restaurant for lunch? Would you savor the taste until everything else around you becomes obsolete except the one thing that really mattered?
You see, Jesus once said: "man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." [Matthew 4:4]
If you lived for food alone then what would your worth will be reduced to? It is nice to know that there are yet deeper things in our lives more than food. Day unto day utters secrets, and night unto night whispers mysteries. The universe itself speaks, showing us signs through volcanoes, earthquakes, whirlwinds, tornadoes, and more. The works of His hands sway in the wind and there is no language that does not understand. We were spoken into existence because of the Words that proceeded from His mouth. Therefore, our survival is also hinged on His every word: our livelihoods, families, passions, dreams, desires, goals...everything. These all hang onto the powerful thread of His words.
Close your eyes for a second and reflect on your yummiest favorite food. God's word is so much more aromatic...and if you soak yourself in His aroma, you're bound to have a more enriching life than food can provide. What do you think?
Tune inCheck back again on Friday...UPDATE: one of my favorite bloggers will be featured on the "Guest Blogger Fridays" series NEXT WEEK (no longer tomorrow). God bless you and keep you. Amen.