One of my greatest challenges as a woman is putting a hot meal on the table. As cooks go I am competent but certainly no culinary genius. Given the time to plan a meal and shop for ingredients, though, I can dish up a balanced, nutritious meal that not only smells enticing but is also delicious. But even careful planning and preparation can go awry if the power goes out in the middle of baking a casserole or a loaf of homemade bread, or I get distracted and forget to turn off the oven leaving the family with a dinner that is overcooked and inedible. Thank God for the local pizzeria! When all else fails and dinner doesn't turn out the way we planned, we can at least order and enjoy a pizza!
Life doesn't always turn out the way we plan either, does it? On days when life throws us a curve ball, what is the first thing we do? Typically we complain or feel sorry for ourselves. But the Bible tells us that we are to give God thanks in everything for that is his will concerning us (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). The Message translation says it this way: "Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live."
When your day or dinner doesn't turn out the way you like, order a pizza and praise the Lord anyway!