It had been a long time since I had made a chocolate pudding pie. I kept thinking of the chocolate creaminess, the whipped cream on top until I finally went out I went to buy all I needed.
I used the cook and serve pudding, not the instant kind. You might be wondering why I am sharing this with you.
As I stood stirring the pudding mix and the milk, it seemed like hours for the two to mix. The two remained separated and distinct UNTIL … heated through and through.
“Therefore, I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” (2 Timothy 1:6, NKJV)
“This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.” (NLT)
It is in fanning the flame within us, heating it up through and through, that we will each find ourselves stirred up and ready to be used for our God’s glory.
We each have been given gifts suited for our personalities and abilities. Each one of us has a purpose, one we need to live out so that we fulfill His plan. And when we do, we will find satisfaction in life.
Interestingly, I began reading “Living Faith” by Dr. Helen Roseveare a few days after making the pudding pie. She writes of the very same Scripture:
…to become one consistency… We needed to be stirred until there was no separation left between solid and liquid, between secular and spiritual, weekdays and Sundays. Our lives needed to be of one consistency, through and through, ready to do the task for which we were created.” (Page 37)
So today dear friends, may we ask the Lord to show us exactly what needs to be stirred in us. What have we left dormant, as just a small flicker, that needs to be fanned into a burning flame?
Hear the reminder, “I am who God says I am.” (Beth Moore, Believing God). Your gifts have been placed inside of you with intention.
“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, NIV)
Hear the reminder,
“I am who God says I am.” (Beth Moore, Believing God)
Your gifts have been placed inside of you –
Stir it up.