I like steamed vegetables. I have an electric steamer with a manual timer on it that is an ideal way to cook a good meal. You just throw some veggies in the steamer with a chunk of meat if you want, set the timer, and go about your business. You don’t have to worry about anything burning or overcooking. When the length of time has ticked out that you set it for, it is finished; it cuts off automatically. If you don’t get back right when it is done, it will keep the meal warm for a length of time because it is sitting there over a hot body of water. It’s a wonderful tool for a busy, on-the-go life style to help provide a quick, near effortless, nutritious meal. After steaming, you can sear or season the items and go any direction of flavor you so desire. And, it works great for rice, grains, and beans.
There is one key to receiving all this goodness and benefit. When you set the timer to the cook time, and it starts ticking away, you need to make sure the unit is plugged in. Otherwise, when you come back to get your good hot meal, all you are going to get is some cold, hard, veggies, and a chunk of raw meat.
Jesus said, at his departure, that the Holy Spirit was to come “upon” the believers to give them power and to make them “witnesses” unto him to the uttermost parts of the earth (Acts 1:8). Through the ministry of the Holy Spirit we can feast on and receive sustenance from seeing Jesus and his present day ministry in our lives and in the lives around us. A witness is one who sees something happen. Jesus is alive and well today. His all power status has never changed. He still has good things for every person who will believe, receive, and act on what he says.
All this is in the steamer. You can know about it and be hungry for it and go through all the motions, religiously setting the timer each week at your favorite place of worship. But the main thing is to make sure to personally plug in to the power source. That’s something you must do with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength if you want to witness Jesus.
To eat and truly be sustained by the living bread and the living water, do what you must to plug in to the power.