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Lessons From The CrockPot


Good Monday morning folks! It’s been quite a while I ‘talked’ to you. A lot of things have pulled me in so many directions and I was trying to take a little break as well before my whirlwind started. And what a whirlwind it has been, tiring but in everything I give thanks to God. I’ll tell you about it in my next post.

To help me through this crazy time I developed a new craze for slow cooking. I didn’t slow cook at all, the way I was taught you cook all the major sauces and soups in bulk on the weekend and plan meals around them for the week. So slow cooking is something I had to warm up to. The kids liked some of the meals not all but it was a breeze for me but not at first. There were a few meals that didn’t come out right because I was not patient enough to follow the instructions properly. Or afraid something will happen so I stopped the process before hand. Sue me, it takes me a while to warm up to something..:-)

But then I did..I get the idea of what I want to have for dinner and put in all in the slow cooker in the morning. We are then off, I drop the kids in camp and head to work. At work I’m not worried that my house would burn down or something will spill over because I followed the directions on the package to a ‘T’. And also, I trust that the manufacturers of the crock pot knew what they were doing when they made it so it should work just as they said. So for my long 8 to 9 hour day I go about my business with the belief that when I get home I will have a nicely prepared meal. And I did. It’s convenient, healthy and the clean up is easy.

Okay if you know me you know I’m about to make this into an analogy right? Good. So here is it…anything that is worth having, with all the added benefits take time. You have to step out on faith and be willing to take a chance believing that your harvest will come in in due time. The microwave is a HUGE convenience but the quality of the meals that come from it or the fast food joint can’t be compared to those cooked meals. But getting to those delicious healthy meals is a journey that cannot be rushed… when I was a child and my mother would be in the kitchen preparing the meals and we would complain on the time it’s taking, my mom would answer, “Do you want me to put my hand in the pot? It’s cooking.”  Then I would roll my eyes (when she isn’t looking of course) but I say that to my kids today. Yes good things take time and we have to be willing to do the job we’ve been assigned from heaven diligently, without complaining about the process.

Just as I trust the HUMAN that made the crock-pot with HUMAN hands that the pot will work according to the instructions. I will be crazy not to TRUST A GOD who made heaven and earth, not to do what HE says HE would do. He has given you the vision/purpose be willing to walk in FAITH according to the instructions He has given you and believe that HE is not a man that HE should lie. HE will do what He says He will do. Your job is to keep putting one foot in front of the other everyday for though it tarrys,wait for it, for it will surely come to pass.

Remember..Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. ~Psalm 27:14

Be Blessed


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