I am always reminded as I walk this path as a follower of Jesus Christ, it is the small things that make the difference. We believe or look to the many big things, but if you would pull back, it was that one small thought, that one small step, a little note, a simple smile or kind word that made All the difference.
Through all the hype, fighting, self, misguided wisdom we plow through and even at times know or unknown cause, I believe we all buy into it at one point or another.
I wanted to post this because today I had one of those... "it Really is about the small things" moments.
I posted a picture in the early hours of this morning before falling asleep. It had a 3 part meaning to me.
When I posted The Brave cookie I then looked at it closer and thought, WOW.... that is a messy cookie! It was either touched or pushed up against the tray or another cookie and it is not a cookie that you should be posting if you want to show the excellent quality or workmanship.
I didn't care what it looked like, because I knew why I posted it.
Even messy, crushed a bit on the side, it still was beautiful to me and it spoke volumes to me.
I am not hooked or even phased by Likes via social media, I post because I love showing my creations, but for some reason seeing just those few "likes" melted my heart.
I thought "They got it".
Sometimes even the imperfect is just so perfect. When you feel imperfect know you need God, there is no way you can do anything on your own. You need God to lead, guide and to hold on too.
No matter the situation or season of life we are walking in-the only reason we can make it, is God makes us brave.
I Pray for all who have served and are now serving, I pray for the Family of the Ky State Trooper and The Jessamine County EMS and I pray not only for myself, but for all that need to be Brave and like me,.. just do not always feel that way
I know God makes me Brave.
Funny way to put it, but....
I'm a Disco Ball in this world!
I can only shine and reflect when I position myself in His Light of Glory - God so wants to shines on me. All so I can reflect All His Beautiful Glory.......even in the mist of pain, sorrow and disappointment.
Here are some of my edible masterpieces done in the last few weeks, I love when I am told "do whatever you want!" There is a little bit of -- what if they don't like what I do!
I then trust in that whimsical, quirky style I have been gifted with and then create something I would love.
So why does the heading say Balance...
In all things we know there must be balance, otherwise pressure is directed to a point that it was never meant to be. We can push our human limits on this, but soon the unbalance area will scream for balance.
This may seem rather odd me speaking of this as I show off my cookies, but not really once you hear my thought.
I have always said I fell into decorating sugar cookies and at times it feel more like I was dragged in. One of those doors God opens up and you are so sure this is the path and then you get so deep in and it hits you..."wait a minute, this is not what I thought or signed up for!"
The truth is it is not just me or the cookies, it really is each of our paths and everything we do. We would Never sign on a dotted line to something that promised so many wonderful things, but then under it the disclaimer says:
extreme pressure, situations you feel you will never get out of, stretching to the point you just know you cannot be pulled anymore, a process, Much-much patience needed, long-suffering, things that you believe you need or even love that you really do not need and are holding you back will be removed, the path will not go the way you are thinking it should, you will not recognize yourself on the other side of this!!!!!
Now who in their right mind would actually sign up for that?!?!
Those who Believe and Follow Hebrews 11:1
Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things
we cannot see.
This last week of October I came to a wall I knew that word Balance was needed and one area that it would be seen is my personal Facebook page. Crazy I know, Like if I do this balance will be restored with one simple click..... wouldn't that be nice!
Last week I started -not- posting anything 'cookie' on my personal page, I will however be continually posting my cookies and all that is cookie on my Art Inspirations page.
I realized my entire world seemed to be only cookies, cookies cookies, and most cookies. I realize not posting cookie pictures on my personal page is a simple and seemingly insignificant act. I see it as a pebble being dropped into water and then the ripple it makes just spreads out bigger and bigger...helping me to learn to separate the two.
So, if you like seeing my little edible masterpieces and you haven't already, then you will need to "Like" and then click to be notified when I post to see them or just follow me on Instagram/artinspirations.
,Sometimes things can be right in front of us and we do not see, but then just like lights being turned on in the dark God shows us what we could not see before.
I am continually praying that for myself and I prayed that for you too.
Yeah,... I keep the lights up in my kitchen all the time, ; )