Sunday, July 25, 2010

God Speaks Through Bread

I've been praying for a rainy day so I could get some bread baked.

I've prayed all week, "God, give us a small break, so I can bake bread before we run out." The break hasn't come.

This morning I took out our last mini-loaf. It was a hot and humid morning. It was hot after chapel at 0900. It was HOT after Sunday brunch. It was HOT all the way home...until we crossed the Log Cabin Pachinko/Circle K intersection about a mile from our home. In the middle of the intersection there were PUDDLES and LOTS of rain....and it poured out by us. POURED....very cool.

 I did NOT feel like baking bread when God supplied a break in the weather. I had just enough time to take a much needed nap before heading back to chapel to help transform our sanctuary into a Pirate's ship in the ocean. 

 I'd been PRAYING for this all week...."Just a quick break, God, so I can bake before I run out of bread." I couldn't forget, I'd ASKED GOD FOR A BREAK in the weather. Not to take a nap or get a breather from the heat, but to BAKE BREAD.

I baked...and I pondered how often I pray for God's intervention, and am napping when He provides the answer.....

Wake me up, God....Give me a constant dose of Holy Spirit inspired No Doze.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


heather in michigan said...

Thought-provoking post, De'Etta. Thank you for sharing God's teachings.

And your new brown/map blog background is pleasantly soothing:)

I'm continuing to pray for the health and safety of your whole family and especially for sufficient REST.

Anonymous said...

Good insight. We are kind of funny that way, though.

Love you

Lisa in Jax said...

This is so me lately. I pray for the baby to nap so that I can get something done, like laundry or something that requires bending (lol) and when he finally goes down, all I really want to do is I'm learning to take those opportunities and USE them instead of lose them. It sure has blessed our family when I do this.

Anonymous said...

Sis: right on!! like you new background but do miss the family foto's. :):):) Love you and praying for you all. Mom T.

Darshia said...

War between the flesh and spirit. Thank you for honest sharing.

Lois said...

Glad you are showing your real-ness. That's what I always admired about you, your ability to apply spiritual insight from everyday occurences.

Now, can't help but think you did fulfill your part of the bargain. Ok, you didn't bake bread, but you were, um, LOAFING! LOL.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

No - I DID bake bread - 6 loaves, Lois. I was LOAFING in the true sense. LOL