Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Only Pie You Can Eat Every Day

by Niki Turner

Eat too much pie and you're likely to end up living “large.” But there is a kind of PIE we can, and should, have every single day for a better quality of life.

“P” stands for PRAYER, and it's like the crust of a pie. Prayer should come first and last in the construction of our day. Someone said if we “hem” our days with prayer, they won't unravel. The crust of a pie creates a form that holds all the goodness within. In the same way, prayer creates a structure for our day, a guideline for us to follow.

Prayer is two-way communication. We talk to God, and He talks back.

That leads us to “I,” which stands for ITEMIZE. Instructions come when we pray. These items (or ingredients) may be simple or complex. The thoughts, ideas, scripture verses, corrections, reminders, even songs we “hear” with our spiritual ears when we pray constitute our day's ingredients.

Write these items down with the same care with which you copy a recipe.

The final letter in our acronym, “E,” stands for EXERCISE. Once we've prayed and itemized, we're equipped with God's grace for whatever comes our way. If you prefer, the “E” can stand for “eat”! With the crust and ingredients in place, it's time to “taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Not the Inkies!
“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21


  1. Love it, Niki! I especially love "prayer" being the crust of my pie. What a helpful acronym. Thank you!

    Mmm, with this pie post, I'm back in pie-mode now. Except a chicken pot pie sounds best :-)

  2. No, that photo is not the Inkies because we would not waste a lick of that whipped cream on our faces when it should be in our mouths.

    I loved this devotional, Niki, and thankful for the reminders. I've always loved that phrase "prayer hems in our day so it doesn't unravel".

    Have a great week, everyone!

  3. Thanks, girls! I must give credit to my dear husband for the acronym. Go figure God would give a man a FOOD analogy to help him get control over his time management!
    : )

  4. Okay, blogger ate my comment... unless Niki deleted it because I just realized that I think I called her Gina. LOL

    Anyway, what I'd said was that now I know what you mean when you and Gina and all the other Inkies talk about Pie devotionals. :)

    Anita Mae.

  5. Love it, love it, love it!!
    Thank you for offering something that I can use!
    And pie is always a good good idea.


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