Slowly Cooked.

Pork Carnitas via Decor Chick

In an effort to simplifying my life and make things as easy as possible, I’m trying to become a crock-potter.

When we first got married, we received a fancy crock pot that I was so excited about!  However, due to limited space restrictions  the crock pot hasn’t typically made regular appearances in the Williams household…until now.

How amazing is it that you can wake up, throw some stuff in a pot in less than 5 minutes, press a button, and then come dinner time, you have a full meal ready for you?!  It truly is miraculous!

Yesterday was my first attempt at becoming a crock-potter and I have to say, I passed with flying colors!  I made pork carnitas using this recipe I found on Pinterest and they were delicious!

But here’s the thing about a crock pot–there’s really little-to-no effort involved.  All you have to do is get the ingredients together, press the button, and wait.

Who would have thought that after 8 hours on low, something literally called “pork butt” at the Whole Foods meat counter could be transformed into something so delicious?

The key is having the time and patience to wait, trusting that the end result will be worth it.  With the exception of finding the recipe, you really can’t take credit for the finished product–it’s all about the crock pot.

Sometimes, we may find ourselves going through seasons of change and transition–seasons where we’re called to be still and wait.  Aren’t those the worst?!

It can be tempting to get frustrated and impatient, but don’t lose heart.

Much like the pork butt that is slowly perfected in the hands of the crock pot (that’s right, I’m comparing our lives to pork butt), we need to be still and trust that even in the midst of waiting, God is still at work.  And though the waiting can be tough, the transformation that takes place in the midst of it is always worth the wait.

“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”
Habbakuk 1:5
“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.”
Psalm 27:14
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”
1 Corinthians 2:9

  

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