Sifting Sugar…

Have you ever had one of those weeks when you felt like you were a human experiment tested to see how much could possibly be thrown at you, how much would stick like velcro and you could keep walking?

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Yes, it was one of those weeks…and so in the random way “fromtheheartofj” thinks…

I thought about making frosting.

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When you make  homemade frosting it’s very important to sift the powdered sugar.

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Why?

If not you will end up with hard bits of sugar in your frosting making it gritty…

And who likes gritty frosting?

So it is in the journey of the heart.

Often God has to sift us…shaking us out of our comfort zones or out of our hiding places.

He sees all the hard bits of potential sweetness within us.

So ever so gently he sifts us…

And then when added to all the other sweet souls in this body of Christ we blend together smoothly.

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We become the icing on the cake…God’s crowning glory of sweetness.

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(can you read into this some serious sugar cravings? Ahhhh…Lent is half over!)

“Simon, Simon, behold Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-32

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20 thoughts on “Sifting Sugar…

  1. I’m so tempted to say, “gritty frosting’s okay by me”–but then I won’t fit into the message, will I? Okay, I was just trying to be polite, in order to get a slice of cake… Sorry you had a rough week, Sis–I’ll step up the prayers for His Big blessings to pour like perfect sugar, on you!

  2. Must say, i’m more excited about the frosting than being sent through a sifter 🙂 xoxo mel

    Beautiful sentiment and post.

  3. Instead of being smoked by Satan we should be purified by God! Its amazing how the enemy monkey’s God. He wants his disciples all to himself, but to possess and use and destroy. God wants us for himself as well, to love, to adorn and to bless!

  4. Just a perfect analogy between the chef carefully sifting the sugar for frosting and God sifting our hearts so that we blend ever so smoothly with each other–and with Him! Bless you for this delicious analogy!

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