It was my turn to bring a breakfast dish to my mom group. With 4 eggs in the fridge, I could hardly bring the egg dish I signed up for. What to bring? I looked at what I had, and thought baked oatmeal. I found a simple recipe, mixed the ingredients and baked.
After a taste test I thought it needed something, so I added nutmeg along with more milk and time in the oven. A few more test tastes later I thought it was done and passable.
After placing my baked oatmeal on the table at my group, I said a quick prayer I wouldn’t take too much home.
During the brunch time, someone asked for the recipe. I was pleasantly surprised someone liked it. However, after the brunch when a leader praised the oatmeal in front of the whole group and requested the recipe, I was shocked!
I didn’t understand how this happened. What made the oatmeal so good? I certainly wasn’t aware of any difference, yet I prayed over it and released the results to God. Jesus took my baked oatmeal offering and blessed it in a way I could have never imagined.
How similar to life, work and raising children. You live, work and raise children to the best of your ability, with the resources you have, you set your efforts on God’s table and pray for His blessing.
Similarly, Jesus took what he was offered, five loaves and two fish, blessed them and fed a miraculous five thousand people and had twelves baskets of leftovers (Luke 9:16). While I didn’t have leftovers, the lesson is the same.
Use what you have and bring it to God’s table then He will bless your efforts. What can you bring to God’s table today?
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|¼ cup oil or butter (I used coconut oil)||2 tsp. Baking powder|
|2 eggs||1 tsp. salt|
|½ cup maple syrup||1 cup milk (I used coconut milk)|
|3 cups gluten free oatmeal||1 tsp. cinnamon|
|Nutmeg to taste (not in original recipe)|
Mix all together. Put 1-quart fruit in glass cake pan and pour batter over fruit. (I used combo of dried cranberries, dried blueberries and dried cherries.) Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. (Add more milk, if necessary).