Food for thought:
A recipe for CONTENTMENT
From Elisabeth Elliot's book "Secure in the Everlasting Arms"
- Allow thyself to complain of nothing, not even the weather.
- Never picture thyself in any circumstances in which thou are not.
- Never compare thy lot with that of another.
- Never allow thyself to dwell on a wish that this or that had been, or will be. God Almighty loves thee better and more wisely than thou dost thyself.
- Never dwell on the morrow. Remember that it is God's not thine. The Lord will provide.
And a Recipe for WAITING
"Waiting is not inactivity.
- To be called to wait is to be called to the activity of remembering: remembering who I am and who God is.
- To be called to wait is to be called to the activity of worship: worshiping God for His presence, wisdom, power, love, and grace.
- To be called to wait is to be called to the activity of serving: looking for ways to loving assist and encourage others who are also being called to wait.
- To be called to wait is to be called to the activity of praying: confessing the struggles of my heart and seeking the grace of God who has called me to wait.
WE MUST RETHINK WAITING AND REMIND OURSELVES THAT WAITING IS ITSELF A CALL TO ACTION." from Paul Tripp of Paul Tripp Ministries
Pumpkin Pancakes with Homeade Cinnamon Syrup:
13/4t baking powder
1 egg, separated
1/2c pumpkin puree
1/2c melted butter
1/2t Mexican vanilla
1/2t cinnamon, 1/4t each of ginger and nutmeg
Combine all ingredients; pour by the ladle full onto a hot griddle; cook.
(I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOUBLING THE RECIPE!)
1/2c white sugar
1/2c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
Combine these ingredients in a saucepan.
1t Mexican vanilla
Bring to a boil. Thicken. Remove from heat.
Serve warm over hot pumpkin pancakes...DELICIOUS!
All the while, be active in remembering, worshiping, serving, and praying...dynamically immerse yourself in life because these periods of waiting are indeed a call to action from God.