Giving Thanks for Daily Dish Five

DAILY DISH: Sour Dough Suffering

Have you guessed that I have been feasting on the book of Colossians? Here is more from chapter one. I really want to know Paul’s secret.

24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people.

Like I said when I started this month of thankfulness that giving thanks is easy to do when things are going right, but things are not going alright for me and quite frankly it is hard to rejoice. I wish I could say that I have been rejoicing in my suffering, but that would not be truth. I almost feel like I am failing this test.

But thankfully I have a few really good friends who filled up in my flesh what I was still lacking in regards to Christ’s afflictions, and then I was able to get my eyes off of myself and my circumstances (at least for today). So I thank God for my friends who present to me the Word of God in its fullness and not try to tickle my ears just to make me feel better. It might taste sour for a minute but the truth sticks to the heart.

Until then, I am on a mission to find Paul’s secret to rejoicing in His suffering.




About Jodie Dye

Originally from the Detroit, Michigan area, Jodie has made Bradenton, FL her home since October 2015. A former gang member and drug addict who had lost all hope of living, Dye felt the Lord calling her to follow him on Sept. 1, 1992. She has been following Jesus Christ for over 25 years with a greater addiction than she had with drugs. Her life testifies that God can create beauty from the hopeless cases in today’s society. What the enemy meant for her demise, God turned everything around and all things became new in her life. Bill and Jodie Dye married in October 10, 2010. They have three children each, making their lovely family a model of the brady bunch. Her calling is to prepare the Church for the coming of Jesus Christ. She is very passionate about helping people inside the Church walls to know their identity in Christ so they can be better equipped to live out what they believe. She has written four books with the focus on this preparation. Her book called Beauty Treatments: Prepare to Meet Your King helps the Bride of Christ prepare to meet King Jesus for when He returns. Jodie directs and hosts Beauty Treatment retreats, workshops and conferences. She has also been a speaker at various women's events and conferences. For more information on the next retreat, please visit
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