about our guest blogger
Rosie Jensing is a writer, speaker, and blogger at Forgiven Much, Loves Much. Her adventures in writing began when she wrote short stories to accompany the designs for her inspirational jewelry line. She is the writer of Refined in the Flame, a personal growth work. Her volunteer and work experience includes Christian Recovery Ministry dealing with emotional and addiction issues as well as helping others find solutions for a better life past learning challenges, stumbling blocks, and inner conflict. She presently calls Tampa home, has been married for 14 years and is mother to two daughters. You can follow her at:
Sequential. That’s the way recipes work. Sometimes doing things in a particular order is crucial to a recipe coming out the way it looks in the picture. Specifically with baking. Now I’m not much of a cook,
but I do find myself heating up the kitchen now and then making cookies, brownies, cakes, and other
sweets to please my two ladybugs, Sky and Rain. Step by step and ingredient after ingredient, about 30 minutes later you have yourself a yummy treat…it’s that simple right? Well for the most part it is, assuming that you include every ingredient and that your measurements are correct.
First, the heavenly smell takes over the house as your creation sits in the high temperature oven, and if you manage to take a sneak peek through the oven window you can see the batter begin to rise and solidify. And just like that, the batter that was once fluid, sets.
So what exactly causes that ordinary mix of eggs, milk, and flour that you started off with to become the decadent piece of scrumptiousness that makes you gain an extra pound?
Well for starters, the smallest dosed yet most significant ingredient must be present and added in at
the beginning; baking powder.
Have you ever tried to bake a cake without baking powder? Your turnout is a flat, unattractive, “never
developed to the fullest” sinking cake. One that had every intention of rising to the top but was never
given the leavening agent to allow it to grow without restriction.
Baking Powder; the key ingredient in creating sponge-like, fluffy, delicious cakes everywhere!
Well, what if I told you that we too need a leavening agent? It’s called Faith.
Faith like baking powder only requires a small dose because it is one of those unique ingredients that multiplies itself. Once we put it into the mix of our dreams and desires, it makes those dreams and desires rise and reach their maximum potential. Converting the ordinary that we started off with into extraordinary.
But putting it in at the right time is just as important as everything else. When added into our projects at the beginning, faith guarantees us that no matter how high the temperature of resistance gets when we sneak a peek through the oven window, we are sure to see a rising, solidifying dream!
Just like the baking powder-less cake, trying to develop an idea, dream, or desire, without faith will only leave us with shriveled up dreams and caved in ideas. Because like a leavening agent, it takes faith to grow the dream and take it from concept to creation.
Praying that you have: Faith like Baking Powder this week!
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