Baking guinea pigs in Peru
Philippians 1:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
A message of great eagerness
Acts 17:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
The scents of baking breads, cookies, sweet potatoes, and meats, assert powerful memories. A revolving spiral in our minds holds the visual, musical, and tasty morsels once again. Then our mouths are filled with an eagerness of the delectable tastes. We are in that moment of merriment on the first bite, and we desire more. This is a hunger that will not let us escape. Have you ever heard, “I bet you can’t eat just one”? This is how I perceive the Bereans. Then they were not done. They wanted more. They needed the recipe, the sources of ingredients, and tools required. Once they received that recipe, they were still not done. They wanted a full cookbook filled with amazing and immeasurably more knowledge.
They would taste and see, then share for others to take on this journey of fulfilling promise. Together they would become chefs, suppliers, and readers of the word fully equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 4:6-7 New International Version (NIV)
6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Are you done? Or are you continuing the race until you finish? We will all depart this time on earth someday. These are the questions that entice me to persevere even when my own recipes are incomplete and I ask Jesus to start me openly again. Trust Jesus, He is running the Bakery.