Today while cooking….

I pondered the fact that looks can be deceiving. The roast on the top picture looks done and so does the roast on the bottom picture. The top is the roast I browned to get ready for the crockpot. The bottom is the roast I cooked for 8 hrs!

So many times we want the outcome but don’t want to go through the process to get the outcome. Instead, we settle for what LOOKS like the outcome in hopes of making everyone think we have achieved the outcome.

Can I let you in on a little secret? You cannot rush the process. Rushing the process, or stopping the process to soon, will render something that is not good for you.

Yesterday’s meal consisted of 6-oz blackened fish. Today’s meal consists of a 6-lb chuck roast. Yesterday’s meal took 15 minutes. Today’s meal took 8 hrs.

Each required a different process to be ready for consumption. I couldn’t use the same process I used to cook that roast that I used for the fish. Doing so, would have yielded a product that looks the part but is not! Some things we want, take time and we can’t rush the process.

What are you trying “cook”? More importantly, what are you waiting on God to “cook” for you? I know you want the fish time, but many times it will take the roast time. It has to be slow cooked. God is always looking to give you the best and more times than not, it has to be slow cooked! Slow cooking has many benefits:

• It helps tenderize meat.

• It helps bring out the flavor of meat.

• In some cases, it preserves the nutrients that would be lost when cooking at higher temperatures.

Let God “slow cook” you so that your heart can be tender. Let God “slow cook” you to bring the best flavor out in you! Let God “slow cook” you to preserve the very best of you!

As Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”