After a brief stop at my favorite grocery store today I felt compelled -- yes, complelled ... to gaze over at the bakery section. It seemed that the sweetness of the aroma along with the smell of freshly baked bread was pulling me like a magnet to "come and take a look!!" As I walked ever so carefully toward the donut section I spotted my all time favorite baked good. The infamous Apple Fritter!! As I slowly pulled the donut door open and peeked inside I was hit with this overwhelming feeling of --- well, love! I ever so gently lifted the two largest fritters I could see into a box of their very own. I thought to myself -- wow, I can't wait to get home and put on a fresh pot of coffee. It would be a wonderful afternoon; just me, my coffee pot and one warm apple fritter.
As I sat down to do some blogging I poured my coffee and grabbed a piece of the fritter. Mind you, just a piece. I thought to myself, hmm... this smells really sweet and tastes tremendously sweet too! I did some investigating by slowly pulling the donut apart to find that it was completely saturated in sugar. Suddenly I thought to myself -- that is exactly how I want to be in Jesus. Soaked fully in His love that I become a sweet aroma to the Father and to those whom I encounter every day. No kidding! I desire to be so saturated in God to the point of not being able to separate myself from His love. I want to "ooze with Jesus" just like my sweet treat.
There is nothing like being in God's Presence 24/7 -- I couldn't imagine my life any other way. From this day forward I'll never look at an apple fritter the same way again. :)
GBY! Barbara :)
- This biog is an extension of HOPE Ministry and "
GBY! Barbara :)