A Recipe To Live By

PW’s Cinnamon Rolls–One of my all-time favorite recipes!

I don’t know about you, but I love a good recipe.  One that gives you the steps to go from nothing to something and helps you arrive at a delicious treat.  Nowadays, with online reviews, it’s even easier to rest assured that the recipe you select will be delectable.  We only do 4-5 star recipes from the Food Network and we’ve yet to be disappointed.  And then there’s the Pioneer Woman…she doesn’t have reviews, but I’ve yet to stumble upon one of her gems that was not 5 stars!  She likes a lot of butter, therefore she is one of my BFFs and I trust her implicitly.

This morning, I was reading Psalm 37–one of my favorites–and I began to see it as a recipe from David on walking through life and navigating the unknown.  Can’t you picture him calmly and peacefully saying, “Hey, relax….”

1.  TRUST in the Lord, and do good;
2.  DWELL in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

3.  DELIGHT yourself also in the Lord
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

4.  COMMIT your way to the Lord
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light.
And your justice as the noonday.

5.  REST in the Lord, and WAIT patiently for Him.
In other words, as the notes in my Bible say, “Set your heart on the Lord.  Intentionally commit all your plans to God daily.  Trust Him, and wait patiently for Him.”
How’s that for a recipe to live by?!