Sugar cookies!!! Yummy!!! Oh, the memories I have of making sugar cookies over the years! Cookie cutters are the cloning of cookies! Agreed?! Every cookie is cut out the same. One batch of dough can produce 2-3 dozen cookies all the same shape. My Father speaks to me tonight that often people become “cookie-cutter thinkers” in that they can become insistent that just because ya have x, ya get y. Follow me? A good example from our Father’s Word is found in John when Jesus shared His heart that He was the bread of life that came down from heaven which was Truth! However, because the people were so bent in their own insistent ways of thinking, they said “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we knew? How can he now say, “I came down from heaven?” Jesus was a free spirit. When a man offered to follow Him, He told the man, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” That was not the normal for many a folk, but that all seems fitting for a God whose Spirit roams throughout the earth to strengthen those who love Him and are committed to Him and is everywhere at the same time! Oh, our Father – He is always on the move in this world!!! We cannot put God in a box and insist that He nor His servants adhere to manmade expectations. He gives us governing authorities to guide us and keep order, but God Himself and His Spirit at work in His people is not boxed, but always unique and capable of all things! Let us not look at others with cookie cutter thinking that any one person is this or that because they are this or that. Follow me? Nor let us think that because this happen to so and so when they did this or that, so it will happen to so and so if they do this or that. We were not made that way!!! When it comes to God, let us trust in His unique works and not put Him in a box, nor let us do that to His people with whom His Holy Spirit is present and at work. Ever ventured away from cookie cutters and made your own design of a sugar cookie shape? Woohoo! Could be divine!!! Now that thought just makes me smile!!! All of us as our Father’s kids are unique!!! Oh, let’s go out of this world not as a copy, but as the awesome originals that we each are. YOU, precious saint are a unique original, capable of amazing extraordinary things that our Father dreams up! Me, too!!! Now what a fun adventure is that for us in life!!! Sooo excited to see what my Father has planned for unique me!!! You, too!!!
John 6:41-42; Luke 9:58; Matthew 19:26
Think outside the box!!!