Thursday, May 21, 2009

Waiting on the Bread to Rise

Just a few minutes ago I was getting all my ingredients together to bake some bread. As I started measuring these ingredients I began to think about how good this bread will be dipped in the soup I have in the crock pot. Dinner time can not come fast enough!

I like to bake bread but I hate the wait. Like right now, I've done all I can do and have to wait one hour while it rises. The yeast I put in needs to do it's job. As much as I want to get it in the loaf pan and bake wouldn't be very good if I did that. This part of the process is important!

Sounds a little like life doesn't it? Sometimes you reach a point where you have done all you can humanly do. It is the place where you sit down, pray and wait.

I'm in that place in one area right now. I know that I have been faithful to do what God has asked, but my hands are off so to say. I have to trust that God is very much alive, working and moving in this situation, even though I don't physically see the end product - yet.

However, I feel differently. I have a confidence that He is active in this. I feel completely at peace in this wait. And boy oh boy, I can't wait to see the end product. hour wait is up and I need to go press down the dough and divide it into halves and wait a little longer. All this talk about God being alive and active and pressing down and dividing makes me think of Hebrews 4:12

"For the Word of the God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."


Still Learning said...

You crack me up. You word things so much nicer than I do.

BTW, I know your family does karate like mine. One of mine finally reached Black belt on Saturday!!! Yay!!! We were so excited. I put up some pictures of his testing. It was such a thrill.

Have a great dinner,


Rhonda Parker said...

I enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for reminding me to "wait upon the Lord". I signed up to be a follower. Nice to "meet you" in blogland.

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