Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Recipe Everyone Needs...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about what I did on Good Friday.  The day when we Christians remember what Jesus did on the cross for us.

Easter Sunday was to be a very busy day for me.

One thing I did to prepare for this day was I baked cookies.  As you know, I have not been able to do much of anything, due to my body still being in recovery mode after having two (2) surgeries in the last seven (7) months and still not being fully healed.

Knowing that I didn't need to use my mixer to make cookies or lift anything heavy, I made the decision to bake cookies.  It seemed like a good and tasty idea, to me.  After all, I didn't need to reach and lift my heavy mixing bowls from where they are stored.  I used a more lightweight bowl that was easy to access and suitable for what I intended to bake.

The recipe is simple.  No heavy utensils required.  :)

Anyone who uses Kraft peanut butter, knows that their recipe is simple to make:

Kraft Peanut Butter Cookies:

1 cup of Kraft peanut butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1 egg

Mix together the ingredients and roll into 24 balls, flattening them with a fork, on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Mmmm... good!  Delicious!  Only if you enjoy eating peanut butter cookies, though!

After making several dozen cookies, I packaged them up for each recipient of my baking endeavour.  A dozen at a time.

Before I began baking, I was nervous to do anything that might create gut pain for me.  Knowing I didn't have to lift anything heavy, I thought I would be okay.

I wasn't.

Later, I paid the price.  The swelled area of my abdomen, swelled even more.  And, the increase in pain made me wonder if I should have done what I did.

After giving it some thought, and discussing it with my daughter P, I came to the conclusion that even though I didn't have to lift anything heavy or do much bending or lifting, the stirring must have put a lot of pressure on my yet unhealed area.  After all, I do not yet have stomach muscles.  I'm not yet healed enough to have them!

As the pain decreased after resting for a day or so, I was grateful.  Grateful that God provided for me.

This reminded me of Philippians 4:19, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Of course, God always provides for me.

Maybe not always the way I would like Him to, but He always provides.  After all, I belong to Him.  I am His child.  He loves me.  And, He provides for me.

He provides for you, also.  If you belong to Him, that is.

If you don't know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, please take the time to read God's Word, the Bible.  After all, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.  Hopefully, the Holy Spirit will lead and guide you to come to Christ, where you will gain eternal salvation, by trusting in Jesus.

And, the Bible is where you'll find God's recipe for salvation:  We are saved by grace (alone), by faith (alone), in Christ... alone.  Nothing more.  Nothing less.

Until next time...

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