Last night the church I attend and work for held a little event for moms we are calling MnMs–Monday Nights for Moms. MnMs is just a little something we wanted to start doing to get our women together and have a little fun, a little encouragement, and a little bit of learning about being, well moms. You know how it can be, sometimes we get so busy just “doin life” in our own world, that we forget to “do life” together. And although we get training for a zillion other things, we often forget to get a little training in the whole mom/wife/woman department. And since the Bible tell us to do these kind of things (Titus 2). . . MnMs was created.
Of course (heavy sigh), in a winter with virtually no snow, we got snow and bit of ice yesterday. However, we were not to be deterred!!! We were meeting anyway! After all we are MOMS and we needed out of the house! We had a goal to learn about setting goals!! We started things out spiritually by baptizing a variety of treats into melted chocolate and our veggies into dip as we prepared for the rest of evening.
We tackled our topic on goal setting (if you want to know how I feel about goals, read back a few posts to 1st and goal). We were blessed to have a phenomenally talented woman from our church lead us in how to make antiqued Valentine cards (Thank you Ms Gaby!). But the pinnacle of the evening for me was our 3-2-1 Cup-o-Cakes or 3-2-1 Awesome Cakes as I am now inspired to call them.
My kidmin coach, Todd, shared this recipe with me. His wife shared it with him. Someone from Pinterest shared it with her. But honestly, who cares where it came from??? It’s just too much fun in a cup!!!! And, yes, there’s a little spiritual application attached. Ready??? Here’s the thing.
One angel food cake mix (see it’s spiritual already–angels!)
One one any kind of cake mix (preferably not devil’s food-bahahaha, just kidding) I did use chocolate for my demo last night. And. . . .
Mix them together. Really well. Like with a whisk. In a big bowl. Store it in an airtight container of somekind.
Grab a coffee cup/mug
Put 3 well rounded Tablespoons of the cake mix in there
Add 2 Tablespoons of water Stir it up, mix it up, (I don’t recommend shaking it up) Although the recipe itself does shake things up a bit!
Cook 1 minute in your microwave. Hence the 3-2-1 and. . . it’s . . .
Awesome!!! I mean open that microwave door and you have CAKE!! In your CUP!! Just like that!!! So simple. So wonderful. So Awesome!! Don’t just look at it. . . .eat it! Plain or topped with something like frosting, mint chips, ice cream, whipped cream, peanut butter. . . .I dunno. . . whatever you like.
So. Ms Dawn, you say. I think I’m missing something. . . just what is the spiritual application here, besides “angel” food cake?
Here’s the thing.
It’s simply simple. Some of the best things in our spiritual life are kind of like 3-2-1 Awesome Cake–they don’t have to be complicated. They can be those few minutes spent in prayer, those few minutes spent sending out a card, those few minutes letting someone else in front of you in the checkout line. They can be the homemade card you made at church for your husband or the Double Stuffed Oreos he gave you for Valentines Day. (Yeah, that’s my man in plaid!) They can be the hug you share with a friend or the “hello” you share with a stranger. The best spiritual things are often simple, and they are meant to be SHARED.
You see, this simple recipe was shared with me by someone who had it shared with them, by someone who had it shared with them, by someone who had it shared with them. Last night, I shared it with our ladies, and I know they are going out and will share it with someone else, probably today. Now as I share it with you, I know some of y’all will be on your way to WalMart for cake mix before the end of the day and you will be texting a friend to see if they’ve tried it yet! Because you, too, have realized that it really does sound pretty awesome, and you’re thinking, “Hey! All these women (and one man) can’t be wrong!”
Well, can you see it now? What we’re doing with this cake recipe. . .that’s what Jesus asks us to do. Get so excited about what He has shared with you that you simply have to share it with someone else or a couple of someone elses. Or a whole group, or the world. When it’s all said and done, I mean, I’m thankful someone shared the recipe with me, but I’m really thankful someone shared Christ with me. 3-2-1 Awesome!!