Daily Devotional by Pam Ford Davis

Going Cold Turkey

Cold turkey; the expression describes a sudden cessation of a bad habit. Someone resolves to quit smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages (or other addictions). Bravely, they decide to go it on their own; going cold turkey, they decline outside assistance of support systems or medications.

‘I can do this!’

Turkey and Thanksgiving are nearly synonymous. Turkey is a staple in the traditional American family Thanksgiving dinner. Menus feature the fowl and stuffing with all the trimmings. The aroma of baked birds tantalizes our appetites; we can hardly wait to view carving of the golden browned turkey.

What do you do with cold turkey leftovers?

Lifelong blessings aren’t found in picking leftovers from a dead carcass. The resurrected Lord sustains life. He dishes out servings of unexpected joy and fulfillment. Jesus wants us to come to Him daily with a hearty appetite; He waits to fill us.

Our gratitude must never grow cold.

“Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude (Colossians 2:6-7 NASB).”

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