Tuesday, February 16, 2010

So Long... Control Freak, and A Slab Of Banana Bread

Greetings and holykisses yall!

Okay so some of you have asked me about the post before this one.... "why" I didn't just take Myguy's ice cream cone and let the man drive? ........................* I realize, that would have been thee intelligent and delicious* thing to do.
I've been thinkin about it; and I guess it's coz the control freak had
snuck out without me realizin it.
(ahem)...again.*
Lord have mercy.
Thankyou for helping me see that.* (Maxi and Edie! and Alle too)*
I have yet another thing I get to add to my list of hindrances! Those
things that mess me up from living life the way God would have me live.
Lord please take the wheel! I really don't want it.
And why does the verse Ephesians 5:22 keep ringing in my ear also?
Help me God.
Your will, not mine.
I submit.

On a somewhat lighter note... this morning I made this:
My Momma made yummy banana bread. This is her recipe, and in her own hand.
When she went to heaven, all 4 us of kids got one of her banana bread pans. I baked this loaf today, in my very special pan. It didn't turn out as good as hers always did, but I tried my best.
I only had 3 over-ripened bananas so I halved the recipe.
And this was my breakfast.
Myguy had a meeting this morning, so I got up early and made him sausage, eggs and toast and after he left I had bread while finishing the book of Matthew. I want to share what my devotion says today. It's out of Jesus Calling.

"I am the risen One who shines upon you always. You worship a living Deity, not some idolatrous, man made image. Your relationship with me is meant to be vibrant and challenging as I invade more and more areas of your life. Do not fear change, for I am making you a new creation, with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon. When you cling to old ways and sameness, you resist my work within you. I want you to embrace all that I am doing in your life, finding your security in me alone. It is easy to make an idol of routine, finding the security within the boundaries you build within your life. Although each day contains 24 hours, every single one presents a unique set of circumstances. Don't try to force-fit today into yesterday's mold. Instead ask me to open your eyes, so you can find all I have prepared for you in this precious day of life." -- Then, it gave two scriptures to read for the day. Matthew 28:5-7 and 2 Corinthians 5:17

Why should I be surprised that I had just read and finished Matthew before picking up my devotional today. And Matthew 28: 5 was something I'd circled. "Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified."

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor 5:17

Seeking Him ....
Have a wonderful day!
Holykisses xoxo
lea

13 comments:

katie said...

Don't you just love His word.
I know the bread was wonderful, memories help made it so.
If you will email me your address, I have something to send you.

katie

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh boy- that banana bread looks deelish, Miss Lea. Sounds like the breakfast of Champions to me!
And I love those handwritten recipes too... I just love looking at my momma's handwriting sometimes, don't you?

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

You've been on my mind ever since we chatted, hope your doing better today! Great post and I love your dragonfly dish! Hugs!

Yolanda said...

Into details.....I'm all over that lovely plate that banana bread slice is resting upon!!!

Sunnyside Up said...

I loved your post yesterday and as I read it I started singing in my head the very song on here....Jesus Take the Wheel...we are so on the same page girlfriend! I just love when God does that! I have chill bumps up and down my arms right now!

I am a collector of recipes and I love your mommas! Those are my favs...the ones written in their very own handwritting..PRICELESS!

I made banana walnut bran muffins yesterday for breakfast! Yummmm!

Char

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Hi Lea(:)
Love the pretty banner pic..looks so cold though..
SPRING is on the way hang on ..LOL'
--banana bread-- I made two loaves afew days ago.. what a coincidence~!!
Hugs, Patty

Tracy said...

Great post lady! I love your gift for giving life situations scriptural application. I had missed the last post, so when I started reading this one, of course I had go back and read that one, too! I can so easily slip into that "controller" trap...even with the best of intentions. May God help gently pry our fingers off the steering wheel of our lives! I also loved what you shared from Jesus Calling...wow!

Your banana bread looks so pretty and delicious. I love that you have one of your Mom's pans and that recipe written in her writing. How special is that!? My Mom makes such good banana bread, too. (Mine never has as much flavor as hers.)

Thanks for sharing your heart, sweet lady.

Love ya,
Trace

Denise said...

Ok, now I am hungry. I love you.

Linda Stubbs said...

Just love your blog. So enjoyed the recipe and will have to try it out.

I love how you are so not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ!!!!!!!!! Keep a sharin!!!!! Come and see me sometime. I love Him with all my heart too!

Blessings, Linda
Prairie Flower

Sit A Spell said...

Thought about making banana bread last weekend, but ran out of time. Funny thing, my mama never made it. My friends mamas did, but mine didn't. I've been using a Southern living recipe, but I'm gonna copy your down if that's ok.

Control issues...me, never. lol Gonna read that last post.

Thanks for sharing...I've not been in Matt. in awhile.

Blissitydoodah said...

All this talk about nanner bread and ice cream dripping! Reminds me...I went to a dessert social at a nearby church last sunday in which the MEN had made all the desserts...I picked Banana ice cream from all the other stuff...and it was the right choice! But you really shoulda been there...

Angela said...

It is easy to make an idol of routine,

this spoke HUGE to my heart. God has been working within me to let go of my 'routine' with household chores and times spent with Him....My routine HAD become an idol.

Now I am resting in Him and waiting for His leading on how to go about my day spending time with Him and my 'routine for household chores...Loved this devotional..

Edie said...

I LOVE the Word of God. I LOVE the way He is active in our lives!

The bread looks delicious. I can't believe you think you're a control freak. Nah!