Freedom from burn and critical thoughts

This past winter, I was making a large pot of gumbo. As I had just made the base, or roux, which takes 45 minutes to an hour, the pot and metal spoon I was using were very hot. When I began adding the remaining ingredients, I inadvertently held my thumb against the hot spoon for a few seconds, burning it, and a blister began to develop. 

In that moment, I started to pray, realizing that I needed to fill my thoughts with how my Father-Mother God knows me. The first chapter of Genesis states that God created man in His image and likeness, and that God saw all that He created “and, behold, it was very good” (verses 26, 31). I affirmed that this was an accurate description of my spiritual identity as the child of God, Spirit. 

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