A.K.A…Faithful Frosting

Chocolate Cake

I decided to make a cake…chocolate cake…my motto…if it isn’t chocolate, why bother. Am I right?

Anyhow…the cake was out of the oven with one layer on the cake plate and the other sitting on a cooling rack…well…cooling…when Mr. Gypsy walked into the kitchen and asked “What’s that?” I looked at him, stunned, and asked in return “What do you mean “what’s that”? (I mean I knew it was a cake. Didn’t everybody?) To which he asked again… “What is it?” To which I replied… “It’s a cake!” Apparently, in it’s current state, it was unrecognizable. Who knew?

There are times when we all have a hard time recognizing who God is making us into. The “ingredients” are there…we love Him, are faithful to Him, spend time in prayer, study and fellowship with Him but we seem to be caught in a trial that goes on longer than the the I-90.

James 1:3-5(AMP) Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

Sometimes we simply need to recognize God isn’t done with the current lesson and we need to let Him finish the work He’s started.

Philippians 1:6(AMP) And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

…God doesn’t create a bird and give him half a wing. He didn’t create an unfinished flower or an unfinished star. He puts the finishing touches on everything he does, and then he says, “It is good.” ~ Rick Warren

Once everything comes together, often in hindsight, we can see how God was leading. We understand the what’s/whys of His undertaking and it is always for our completion and benefit.

Chocolate Cake

Remember…God is faithful.

Deuteronomy 7:9(ESV) Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations

In Him,
Gypsy

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4 thoughts on “A.K.A…Faithful Frosting

  1. I like what you shared here. Yes, God looks upon us in our final form, sons and daughters of His. He knows our end from the beginning. Who can resist Him? Thank God it is not by our might or power that we are being transformed into the image of His Son, but by His mighty outstretched arm.

    “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.” (Romans 8:14-21 RSVA)

    “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:1-2 RSVA)

    Yes, God is faithful…

    “May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”
    (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 RSVA)

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  2. Gypsy, you wrote, “The “ingredients” are there…we love Him, are faithful to Him, spend time in prayer, study and fellowship with Him but we seem to be caught in a trial that goes on longer than the the I-90.”

    Oh yes, for sure. Most of my loooong trial in my life has been along or at one end of I-90. We are currently at mile marker 314 in a beautiful town on the lake and I see the trials these days as having a wonderful purpose and see them more objectively than subjectively. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and discoveries on here.

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