God is the Recipe
by Weam Namou
“God is not an ingredient in your life,” said Pastor Aaron. “He is the recipe.”
Pastor Aaron talked about how people love God and get spiritual when life is rough and they’re having problems. But during good times, they forget about God. God gets put on the wayside.
“If you want to add God into your life, you have to subtract something from it,” he said. “In order to bring God into my life I have to remove what’s offensive to him.”
He took a glass of water and poured it into a full pitcher of water.
“We overflow the boundaries of life, and everything spills over and becomes saturated by what we add,” he said. “We end up making a mess.”
The pastor implored us not to waste time on this earth by waiting for something to happen. He also talked about the importance of prayer without ceasing, which means a continuous attitude and communication with God without being unproductive.
“Oftentimes we look at the enemy and say [confrontationally] let’s go,” he said. “We should focus on God rather than the enemy.”
To do that, he prays, “God, you got a problem here (whether in the church, the community, the neighborhood). How do You want me to help?”
“That prayer keeps your eyes on God and not on yourself,” He said.
I thought, it will also help us clean the mess we’ve made on this earth and replace it with a beautiful and delicious Recipe.