A few days ago my husband and I made a trip to the store to stock up on a selection of gluten-free flours. There are many good pre-made gluten-free products available these days, but for me, nothing compares to homemade.
Looking through my recipes, I knew I was going to make bread, but felt the need for some sweet treat as well. When I came across the cinnamon bun recipe my mouth started watering, so I knew my selection had been made.
The smell of the buns baking was incredible. Within minutes of them coming out of the oven I was mixing up a glaze to drizzle on the tops. They didn’t get a chance to cool much before I had my first bite of the warm, gooey, sweetness. It tasted so good that a second one quickly followed!
Thinking about these delicious treats, I realized that they can relate to my life. Each morning God gives me the ingredients I need to create a fulfilling day. What I do with them is up to me. I have the option to put them on the shelf and leave them there. When I do so, they are not being utilized. It’s when I take them and blend them together that something starts to happen. Just like the cinnamon buns needed to be placed in a hot oven to reach their potential, sometimes it is the mixing up and going through the fire that makes me all that I can be.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 GWT