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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thankful Thursday – A Pancake

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The dogs and I shared a pancake this morning...or pantycake as my nephew used to call them.

Perfectly browned on the outside, fluffy and moist on the inside...not soggy or dried out...

pancake

Pancakes are very simple to make...just a handful of ingredients that are mixed lightly and poured into a skillet.

Nothing hard in that...one can expect perfection each time...

Unless...

The skillet is not hot enough...

A cool or lukewarm skillet produces either a flat and soggy pancake, or a tasteless and dry disaster...the dogs would turn up their noses if I served them either one...well, maybe not Scruffy...he eats anything...

The simple batter must be prepared in a hot skillet to create the perfect pancake...

I want to be like that pancake...

When God created me, He added the right ingredients, mixed them up in accordance with His perfect timing, and is ready for this child to show His likeness and fulfill His purpose...

So into the fire I go...at His desired temperature for me...

It’s hot...almost to the point of burning, but it does not...

My composition changes...

Rawness becomes healed...

Formless becomes shaped...

Inside, I rise up to glorify my Creator...

filled to the max with His love and grace...

Things are good...

Then I am flipped to the other side and the process begins again...

Today I am thankful for that fire of the Lord that changes me into what He wants me to be...

So go be a pancake...

The LORD himself has promised to be a protective wall of fire surrounding Jerusalem, and he will be its shining glory in the heart of the city.

Zechariah 2:5 CEV





27 thoughts:

Denise said...

Amen sweet sis. I will go jump into the frying pan, and will become a pancake. I love you.

luvmy4sons said...

Great object lesson! So true! Willing to be like a pan cake too!

Andrea said...

THANK YOU! I am always touched when I come here.
Blessings,
andrea

Rita T. said...

This is a great post. Word pictures galore! Have a wonderful Thursday.

Beth said...

What a beautiful object lesson! :)

Sandy said...

I enjoyed that so much.
What great truths given in
such a sweet and gentle
manner!

renewd42 said...

I love pancakes! My hubby can make some great ones! Even better than mine! LOL I'd love to be a pancake! blessings, another great post! :)

Denise said...

I have an award for you on my blog.

Andrea said...

Exactly! I love your analogy, and I do want to be a pancake! May the Lord form me and flip me as he desires! It is what I need!!!

Great words of edification, Karen! Thank you for your wisdom and compassion!

Love,

Andrea

Mike and Michele said...

Oh what a great way to explain it! I loved this. Talking about pancakes will get manys attention and give them a good lesson ;)

Also sent you an email hun, about the candles.

Have Blessed Day

~Michele~

Diana said...

Enjoyed!

Joan said...

A great analogy! I'm reminded of the story of the silversmith who keeps putting the silver bowl back into the fire to filter out the imperfections. When asked how long he will leave it in the fire, he replied, "until I see my image."

Blessings,
Joan

Kelly L said...

Loved your pantycake analogy - perfect... I also love the flip to start all over again... I'm thinking that I have been flipped quite a bit... What an amazing God we worship..

Love to you
Kelly
Amazing Salvation

Faith Imagined said...

Oh Karen! I love this analogy! I especially love this line, "Inside, I rise up to glorify my Creator..."

Beautiful writing!

Tracy said...

Wow! What a great illustration! I love it! Who would have thought how cool it would be to be a pancake!? = ) Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

I fought my furnace every step of the way.. but on this side of the fire I am humbled that HE chose to put me through the fire.......

Brian the old man said...

What a great analogy. I love this story. Of course now I want pancakes for breakfast. LOL Thanks for the motivation. Have a great day!

Lynda Young said...

This put a smile on my face. Great analogy. Never thought I'd say this but...I want to be a pancake!
:)

Karen said...

I was blessed by your post this morning. Have a wonderful weekend!

Melanie Redd said...

Great visual! Thanks for sharing such a practical word picture of how God works in our lives!

I always like stopping by to hear what God is teaching you.

I appreciate you stopping by to offer a good word on my blog too!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Melanie

Bobbi said...

Very interesting thoughts...thanks! Why did you share it with the dog?? Did it land on the floor or are you just nice?

Talkin' Texan said...

I love the analogy! (And I love pancakes.)
My favorite part..."Formless becomes shaped."
May we be shaped in His image.

Angela said...

hmmmmmmmm...I'm thankful for the fire of the Lord that changes me into what He wants me to be..amen amene amen

This is what caught my eye today:

I believe I'll testify,

God's been good to me.

Through every test and trial,

I've got the victory.

The enemy has tried his best to make me turn around and bring me down.

But my God's never failed me yet so I'm gonna stand my ground.

No matter what comes my way,

I'll lift my voice and say...

HALLELUJAH ANYHOW'..

hmmmmmmmmmmm...oh how this blessed my spirit, speaking volumes to my heart.

Tea With Tiffany said...

Well this made me smile. I wanna be a pancake. The funny and best part of this devo is we had pancakes for dinner. A rare treat. Think God was trying to impress this word on my heart or what!? Love Him and loved this post.

Thanks, sweet Karen. Enjoy your weekend.

Finally Free said...

Yep....feel like a pancake in the fire sometimes..... :)

Blessings,
Tammy

More Than Conquerors said...

Great post, Karen. May God do a deeper work in us daily making us what He wants us to be. The pancake looks yummy :)

Warm regards,
Nancie

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

mmmmm...pancakes. :)

Great analogy.
Love,
Sandy

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