Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Really Nice Thing. . . .

. . . .about slow cooker liners is how easy they make clean-up.

Especially when one gets up on Sunday morning and discovers the taco soup that one put in the crockpot before bed the night before hasn't cooked one iota. Because one never turned it on.

Not that I have ever done anything like that. Just a random, philosophical thought.

Yeah, right.

A I thought about the aggravation this afternoon, it brought to light a spiritual truth. How often we collect all the ingredients for a successful endeavor, even preparing ahead of time rather than waiting until the last minute, all the while invisioning the delightful results that will be forthcoming. Yet forgetting one very crucial detail.

Accessing the Power that makes it all work.

Instead of a delightful aroma and a result that nourishes others, we are left with a cold messy conglomeration that can sicken anyone who unwittingly partakes of it.

May taco soup be the worst thing I ever mess up by overlooking the Power!

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9

. . .that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. II Thessalonians 1:11b-12


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Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Great analogy, Linda! So what did you guys eat for Sunday lunch??


Mocha with Linda said...

We went to Chili's and used my man's Christmas gift card!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Plug into the power...good stuff! Taco soup does sound yummy...but so does Chilis ;)

Julie Stiles Mills said...

Thanks for this - very timely for me. I'm going to keep this in mind as I "prepare for opportunity."

(We used our crock pot Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Dinner wasn't ready on Saturday night so we also had to go out!)

My ADHD Me said...

Great anology.

Sounds like something I would do.

Chatty Kelly said...

Not to mention the great analogy, but I LOVE those crock pot liners! I am addicted to them. Best new invention in eons. :-)

Sorry about the taco soup.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Never heard of slow cooker lines. Must obtain. Also, I left beef stew meat thawing in the microwave for about 8 hours this weekend. It was thawed, all right. And promptly drop kicked into the trash. Great analogy.

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Excellent analogy and I love how you weave humor and truth.

Kim said...

Wonderful analogy! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and insight...along with humor that keeps us coming back for more! :)


Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Fab devotion my friend. I particularly needed to read the II Thess. scripture this morning. I need to send you an email to ask you to pray with me on something really bizarre..

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh that's good, Very Good! WOW! BTW I also love slow cooker bags!!!

Beverlydru said...

Oh, yeah, I've done that too. Really great post. Hits us right where we live.