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?
Yes, it was one of those weeks…and so in the random way “fromtheheartofj” thinks…
I thought about making frosting.
image via healthycakerecipe.com
When you make homemade frosting it’s very important to sift the powdered sugar.
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.
image via maes-seekgodfirst.blogspot.com
We become the icing on the cake…God’s crowning glory of sweetness.
(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
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!
Yes we want to be SWEET frosting…can”t be impatient with the sifting can we? Thank you for the prayers Caddo….boomerang blessings back at ya!
Great message. Thank you.
Thanks Pieter….BLessings to you and yours!
Thank you! It gives me a better attitude about challenges and being shifted. 🙂
Sift away right?! Blessings Chatter Master!
Beautiful, insightful as always. I so enjoy these posts. Giving glory to God always. Blessings.
thank you Gracie…yes to give glory to God always…that’s what I want my life to do! Don’t you? Blessings!
Must say, i’m more excited about the frosting than being sent through a sifter 🙂 xoxo mel
Beautiful sentiment and post.
The frosting is what to look forward to! Blessings to you Mel!
“Becoming icing on the cake.” What a wonderful way to put it. God Bless, SR
The sweetness of purification right SR? Blessings.
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!
Yes so let the purification come on…it’s all “icing on the cake”. Blessings Rev. AEV
great analogy and images… here’s me wearing the Velcro suit this week!
Oh no you have the velcro suit now! Well treat yourself to a cupcake at the end of the week and give thanks for becoming that “icing on top of the cake”. BLessings.
Home made icing… interesting hope you enjoyed it. 😉
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!