A favorite flip of a Pancake devotion


This is one of my favorite devotions – one that God connected in my head – it is number 434 of the nearly 1500 but a true favorite… The pouring of pancakes onto the skillet is like us growing and maturing – looking for that lift from God…  I am going to plan to use it for teaching kids soon…  Batters up! 

I am adding a new line to this – the aspect of the griddle being non-stick – or at least God adding some good grease…  Because we are not OF this world – we shouldn’t stick – God will take us home one day and all gooeyness will be gone. In the meantime, don’t mind God sticking His spatula under you and seeing how you are cooking!!!  Butters up!

A light and fluffy devotion this morning….

Pancakes, 20Sep
God pours us like pancakes when we are born onto the skillet of life on earth… it takes some time for us to cook, but not too long, for we are but brief travelers in this world…

Before we were born, we were already part of the mix, part of God’s batter. He already knew the plans for each of us before we were poured onto this skillet we call earth.

When we pancakes started to cook, we were filled with bubbles rising to the surface, we were and are always called to be maturing and learning. We are not yet complete… we do need a lift for achieving completion… God’s spatula comes to lift us… Sometimes it comes as a gentle slide, sometimes an abrupt push… God slips securely under us to catch, scoop, and then “ahhhh”…. LIFT…. can you feel that awesome lift? Just imagine that feeling of being lifted by the Lord up off the earth, the lightness in your heart, the forgiveness of your sins, the JOY of being chosen by God…


Wait… Guess what? We’re not done…


God flips our worlds upside down… back onto the skillet…
We must return to the heat which started our maturing ways… It’s OK!!! It’s OK because this time we can look up, we can watch God while He works!
This time our SPIRIT-filled bubbles are now inside our undone gooeyness, lifting us up, changing us from the inside… We are cooking, fine-tuning and maturing our ways – as we live out our time on the skillet of earth…  The good works started in us will be brought to completion…

With focus on GOD’S WILL, we need to work on those gooey parts of our lives, taking action to be SPIRIT- filled to doneness, asking God to keep an eye on us as He guides us thru the narrow but sure path…

God ever-watching our progress, He knows when He eventually plans to lift us off the skillet of earth… to take us back with HIM eternally… Our Gooeyness replaced by His Glory. His Glory bringing us home. To the big chorus of Amens.


We are but short timers here.
We are IN the world but not OF the world.

ENJOY today
ENJOY the lifting SPIRIT
Appreciate the FLIP
Work towards completion


We are going HOME

The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. Psalm 14:2

Ecclesiastes 7: 11-18

Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
For it is not wise to ask such questions.

Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing
and benefits those who see the sun.
Wisdom is a shelter
as money is a shelter,
but the advantage of knowledge is this:
Wisdom preserves those who have it.

Consider what God has done:

Who can straighten
what he has made crooked?
When times are good, be happy;
but when times are bad, consider this:
God has made the one
as well as the other.
Therefore, no one can discover
anything about their future.

In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these:

the righteous perishing in their righteousness,
and the wicked living long in their wickedness.
Do not be overrighteous,
neither be overwise—
why destroy yourself?
Do not be overwicked,
and do not be a fool—
why die before your time?
It is good to grasp the one
and not let go of the other.
Whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.

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