I heard the Lord today while I was on my hands and
knees scrubbing spots out of our kitchen floor.
I HEARD: You have impeccable timing.
I wondered why He said that and waited upon Him to
hear more, but heard nothing. A few hours later my
Sonshine said for his birthday breakfast in the morning
he would really like fresh hot baked bread. I didnít
want to forget so we wrote it down on the message board
so I would see it on my way to bed. At the time, I
silently prayed, "Lord please donít let me botch this
bread up; he really wants this for his birthday!"
When it was time to go to bed I didnít go past the
bulletin board like I always do, I went the other way
through the kitchen. Just as I was going out of the
kitchen, Sonshine mentioned how exciting it was that
tomorrow was his birthday. "Thank You Lord for reminding
me of that bread!"
I stared at the recipe of his favorite bread. Huh? It
says one scoop of oats and two scoops of flour, etc. I
used to have all the measuring cups inside the
ingredient containers so all I had to do was scoop! It
had been so long since Iíd made that bread; I must have
washed the scoops and not put them back inside! Now I
have to guess. "Oh Lord, PLEASE help me not to botch up
I set the timer on the bread machine for 12 hours and
10 minutes. As I walked away, I suddenly realized it
would come out at 7:40 AM and he needed it at 6:40. So I
re-set it for 11 hours and 10 minutes. "Thank You Lord!
Please help this bread turn out OK since I had to guess
on the recipe."
At 1 oí clock in the morning suddenly I am wide
awake. As I am lying there I am wondering if the bread
machine is kneading bread.
Now it is 2:00 and it suddenly hits me. "I wonder if
the 11 hours and 10 minutes is when the machine is
finished making the bread, or starting to make bread?" I
couldnít remember and certainly didnít want to get up in
the middle of the night, looking for the instructions
and wake up the whole house! Not knowing for sure, I
decided that the timer was set to when the bread machine
would start making bread rather than finishing it.
It is now almost 2:30 and I trudged out to the
kitchen to re-set the timer. I had to subtract how long
it takes to make the bread with the time left, so I
turned on the machine pretending to make the bread so I
could see the length of the cycle It says 4 hours and
ten minutes. That means nothing to me, since I am not a
left brained person, I am creative and intuitive and
practically dysfunctional in the math department,
especially at 2:30 in the morning.
As I am trying to figure this out with my "superb"
mathematics skills, I glanced at the kitchen clock and
started calculating the bread timer. I figured and re
figured just staring at the clock as though I didnít
believe what I was seeing. I am stunned. The difference
is 4 hours and 10 minutes to the exact dot. So if all I
do is just push start at this minute, and not the fancy
timer, the bread would be done exactly at 6:40 AM!!!
The next morning the smell of fresh hot bread drifts
into my room. I am very rummy, (I wonder why?) and
wander out to the kitchen. Having no idea what time it
is, I glance at the machine and am stunned. It is
literally on the countdown of the very last minute.
Sonshine comes wandering in all puffy eyed, to the
smell of fresh hot breadÖ "Happy Birthday Sonshine! The
Lord made you some wonderful hot bread!"
The bread was delicious!
WORD TO PONDER: RELAX, I MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE
Precious, you may think that you have all your ducks
in a row. Or you may think that you have none of your
ducks in a row. But I will teach you that it really does
not matter. For whether you can add, divide or multiply,
I will always multiply perfectly what ever you dedicate
to Me. Have I not shown you that I perfect that which
concerns you? So let Me direct your paths and you shall
be delighted as I sprinkle My good gifts along your way.
For now, just lighten your load and enjoy some warm
manna straight out of heavenís throne. Even if you do
not understand My recipes, I have it all under control
and all you have to do is show up when you smell warm
"Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask
bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish,
will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know
how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more
shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to
them that ask him?" (Matt 7:9-11 KJV)