Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 27, 2017

A Taste of His Beauty

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 (KJV)

There it was – black smoke seeping out around the stove. To my disappointment, the burnt aroma of the overflowing cake smelled more like a fireplace than a warm bakery.  Failure consumed my heart.   What went wrong, and how did this horrible mess happen?  There was no ‘fixing’ it now the damage was done.

In retrospect, the pan was too small and choosing the right one would have alleviated so much. Truthfully, it was all about making a right choice.  Isn’t life the same?   Like the cake, bad choices begin to overflow their way into our lives.   Unfortunately, no amount of fixing will undo the damage.  Disappointment and failure become our companions.

The great news  – surprisingly when the cake was turned onto a platter it was absolutely beautiful and no one would have ever known its horrific journey.  Only God can change sinful lives into beautiful masterpieces.   Change occurs from the inside out; obvious to others something supernatural happened.   Only you and God will remember the messy time!!

“Thank You Jesus.  When I make wrong choices, You are there to make beauty from ashes –  changing me from the inside out.

For His Glory

Patsy Sanders
TRBC Women’s Life

 

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