I burned my arm on the oven door tonight, while taking out a pan of muffins. Stink. Ouch. Just laid my arm on the door. Bummer.
I've done some crazy things in my attempts to cook. There was last year's cake for the care group, remember that? I made the glaze, but evidently cooked it too long so it didn't drape nicely over the bundt cake - it hardened like cement instead of draping nicely. I thought it might help it drape if I used my hairdryer to melt it. Not so much.
There were my Thanksgiving green beans bundles with bacon belts and - - - glaze that hardened so solidly by the time the bacon cooked that we used the bundles for weapons. Green bean swords. Not going to be a tradition repeated this year. It looked so fun on Pinterest!
One thing I love about the Bible is that it's so full of things and people that aren't perfect. Jesus - perfect? Yes sir! Others? Nope! And, 2 Cor. 12:9 says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Is that just so great? No, really - look at that verse. Amazing.
GRACE! Favor we don't deserve but He gives us anyway and we can give away! WEAKNESS! A place for God's POWER to rest! So great.
I was making the muffins as a way to practice grace for someone. I don't have to be perfect, but I am committed to practice. I'm committed to be obedient - even it involves cooking.
Will you be grateful for grace, weakness AND God's power right now - even if there is pain in the process?
(I promise to warn you if you are about to eat something that I cooked!) :-]