Friday, March 28, 2014

The Reward of Waiting

 


There is a recipe my mom and I have been making over the last few years and really enjoy.  Coconut flour cookies.

Yesterday afternoon, as we were waiting for them to be ready, I learned something about waiting and the rewards we will obtain even in simple situations if we choose to wait on God's timing and joyfully look forward in patience for His best.

As much as we like these sweet cookies, if we felt like we couldn't wait because we were longing for dessert or were hungry, they wouldn't be as good because of not being fully cooked, we might get sick, and they wouldn't turn out the best because of our choice to not wait the few extra minutes for them to be ready.

Isn't it like that in our day to day lives?  We either try to take matters into our own hands and bring about our desires in OUR own way and timing and not reap the best results possible because of our lack of patience and trust in God...or we doubt altogether that God has our best interest in mind and that His timing is perfect so we may turn away from Him and think settling for less will suffice because we are doubting God's intervention and ability to answer our prayers.

The following photo is a great example of how God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8: 28).  Yes, even waiting for God's answers to our prayers.

 


If you would like to make the coconut flour cookies, here is the recipe:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter (We use "Earth Balance" Butter which is dairy and cholesterol free - it is not margarine!)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (We add 1/2 tablespoon instead)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

- Preheat oven to 350
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Mix butter and sugar
- Add one egg at a time
- Add vanilla
- Add flour and set aside for five minutes so it can thicken
- Bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes or until cooked through

Enjoy!

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