I began learning how to cook in Junior High school. My mom always let me help in the kitchen and gradually allowed me to be in charge of certain dishes. Believe me there was plenty of things that my family tolerated as I learned how to cook. During the summer when I had lots of time on my hands, I decided that I would bake a cake and share it with all of friends.
The chocolate cake mix was poured into the bowl then the eggs, water and oil were mixed in. After a few strokes the batter was poured into the prepared pan and then into the preheated oven to bake. Soon the house was filled with the sweet aroma of chocolate cake. I was so proud of myself!
After cooling, the cake was slathered carefully with chocolate frosting. “My friends are going to be so impressed”, I thought proudly to myself. That afternoon I invited Kevin (now my husband) and several friends to enjoy the delicious cake.
As Kevin took a big heaping bite of the cake it was clear that something was wrong. His surprised face, including puckered lips told it all so well!
The batter that I so carefully mixed together had not been stirred enough. Throughout the cake were many chunks of dry cake mix!
My inexperience caused me not to know how to properly make a cake!
Inexperience can do that very thing to us spiritually.
- · The less we know about the promises of God can effect how much we trust Him. I Peter 2:1-2
- · The less experience we have with the presence of God can effect our worship and prayer. James 4:8
- · The less we have sacrificed for the kingdom of God can effect how tightly we hold onto our possessions. Psalm 24:1
- · The less experience we have in community with other believers can effect our sense of belonging and serving in a body. Acts 4:32
Where do you need more experience spiritually?
Father, help me to recognize where I need to grow spiritually. I do not want to be a child in regards to my faith in you. Reveal to me how you want me to grow. Thank you for stirring my faith into action.