I really enjoy trying new recipes. This is not to say that I am real adventurous in my recipes, but I like searching out new favorites for my family. Sometimes they are a hit and other times we discover one to steer clear of. Besides trying new recipes, I also like to experiment or tweak ones I am familiar with. However, I wouldn’t think of adjusting a recipe that I had never tried. It just doesn’t make any sense. It would be like taking a cake out of the oven after only baking it for half of the time on the recipe. So, why do we try and rush God? Waiting on God is an area that I am really convicted in. Far to often, I think to myself, “I’ve got this one, God, you can deal with more important stuff.” I feel like I know how best to handle the situation, so I take off on my own path only to be found stuck in sinking sand far too many times. Going off on my own doesn’t work out well. However, if you are like me, you find it very difficult to just sit and wait on direction and guidance from God. I think to myself, I don’t want to just waste time, I want to be “doing”, so moving ahead must be the right thing to do. I need to remember to wait upon the Lord. It maybe that He is wanting to prepare me before moving forward or simply teach me patience. I’m sure that I’m not the only one that faces this dilemma. Or maybe I am and the Lord laid this upon my heart to teach me. I don’t know, but I am going to faithfully follow His leading and not second guess the instructions and I challenge you to do the same. There is a promise in Isaiah for those who wait upon the Lord, “But those who wait upon the Lord shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.” (Isaiah 40:31). Just like that new recipe, it is a process and it will take some time, but it is worth doing right.

One thought on “Half-baked?

  1. True – who wants to be a half-baked person! If we rush him, he might miss an ingredient, say like Baking Powder. It does make a difference in the recipe – I know – I just did it last week. Once I slowed down, took careful notice of the INSTRUCTIONS and obeyed, I got a great and tasty product. Thanks for making us think deeper Jamy – and think of life – through God’s eyes. Happy Baking ….

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