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I poured out my heart to God.  I told Him all about my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week (as if He didn’t already know what was going on).  I whined some.  I complained.  I might have even thrown in a few tears for good measure.

In desperation, I asked Him in my very best Whinese accent, “God, what should I dooooooo?”

If you ask God a question, be sure to listen closely to the answer.  Nine out of ten times, it will not be what you expect.  It may not even be what you want.  But it will always be what you need.

Here is what He said to me:


Umm… what? 

I paused for a moment.

Excuse me, God?  Didn’t you just hear what I said?  Haven’t you seen all that’s happened to me lately?  This week has been awfuuuuuuuuuuul!


Allrighty then.  I’ll bake.  I don’t know why you want me to bake, but I will bake.

I just happened to have the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies on hand.  By the time the first batch was in the oven, I began to feel better. 

Ah, yes.  God knows me.

He knows that working with my hands gets me out of my head.  He knows that doing anything creative lifts my spirits.  He knows how the aroma of something baking in the oven makes me feel at home.  He even understands my dangerous affection for raw cookie dough.  Above all, He knows that He’s got all my circumstances covered…

You never know what you’re going to get when you take up a conversation with the Lord of the universe, but because He knows you so well, His response will be precisely what you need at that very moment. 

I dare you to try it.  Listen carefully, though, or you might pass His answer off for some random, off-the-wall thought. 

Be ready for anything.

Trust His answer.

Cookies might just be the best medicine.

 The Cookie Remedy

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”  (1 Corinthians 13:12, NIV)


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