Thursday, July 16, 2020
When I am making bread I add a bunch of stuff, in proportion, to make the dough. I mix it all altogether, and then I have to wait. Yeast is live and doing stuff. I cannot force the dough to rise and come together by my own will. It takes its own time. So it is with spiritual food that will nourish me. I cannot force a process. I will not suddenly become my best self because I say “It’s Time!” I have to mix some things together in proportion and then wait. I mix prayerful meditation, devotion, worship, good works in service to others, examination of my faults, some physical exercise and diet, and then wait for it all to come together. Somedays I say, “This is not working.” What I mean is that I am not getting my own way or feeling my comfort zone. But growth is to move me beyond my plans and my comfort zone, to become a better me who can nourish others after I spiritually bake awhile. Some of my blogs are more nourishing than others. Some not so much or disaster, but I don’t stop baking bread because of a failure, so I don’t let mishaps stop me.