All Stirred Up
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
Have you ever dipped your finger in warm soup to taste, or maybe cake batter, or Â _____________. (you fill in the blank). Whatever bowl of food you dipped into, I will bet that you didn’t dip your finger until the ingredients were at least stirred up. I feel like God has stirred up so many things in my life right now. Â They are not all great. Â But if you are stirring up chocolate chip cookies you are not going to taste the baking soda by iteself, right? Â No, you are going to wait until it is mixed up to make that smooth batter wrapped around each little chocolate chip. That is exactly the way life feels right now. Â The Lord is soooooooooooooooo good! Things in my life are not perfect, but I believe that God allows things to be in my life to help mold me and make me into who HE wants me to be. Were I to taste of those things by themselves, they would not be good. Â As God himself adds ingredients to my life and begins to stir, only something sooooo delicious could be what comes of it. Â Psalm 34:8 says “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.”
God began to stir and as of late has added ingredients or should I say situations or circumstances that are simply making life sweet: missions in general (not just this trip), deeper relationships with my children, His word in a new light, a broken heart of someone close to me, a need of many that are close to me, breaking my heart for these orphans, my Bible Study girls, stretching me to ask others for help, our new church, my extended family’s health, my LifeGroup, the continued blessing of my husband – these and many more are the ingredients in my life and I can say that “the Lord is good.” Â “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” Â Psalm 40:5
My heart is so overwhelmed today at the Lord’s goodness. Â I am 2/3 of the way of having the trip paid for. Â I am hoping to have a bake sale on Sat. and have some items for sale that will contribute to the trip. Â Please pray along with me, that those items will sell and that the bake sale will be well attended.
I hope God is adding new ingredients everyday to your life — bitter and sweet – and that you will “taste and see that the Lord is good.”