Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jesus and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I was thinking about our relationship with God and how wonderful life is with him. I guess I do not really know what life without him is like. For as long as I can remember, God has been present in some form or another in my life. Then I got to thinking about chocolate chip cookies. Stay with me here...Who does not love chocolate chip cookies? Well, maybe if you are allergic to them or something. But think of how good fresh, warm, just from the oven, homemade chocolate chip cookies taste like, smell like...then think of God.

God is like the chocolate chips you put in the cookie dough. Cookie dough tastes pretty good without anything in it, but once you add those chips, yum, it tastes a whole lot better. Once you add God, your life tastes a whole lot better too.

Now I am not saying your life will instantly be better, or you will never face hard times. Actually, I think you will face more opposition from the evil one when you do have God in your life, but at least you know you when God is for you, who can defeat you?

Back to the cookies...they just seem to taste better when you add something extra to them, like chocolate chips. Same goes with life, your life will get a whole lot sweeter when you add God to it.

"Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life." 2 Cor. 2:15 The Message

What's your secret ingredient?

7 comments:

Kari said...

Beautiful analogy. And not just because I'm a choco-holic, but because it's true. Life may seem good and you may seem happy, but usually it's just for a season. When God is there, even in times of 'not so good times' he makes it all better and you have something to aim for through it all.

Kristin said...

When I saw the title, I was thinking, "ooh...two of my favorite things!" LOL! I think you are absolutely right. When i was visiting different churches, one of the Pastors said he wanted to live a life so that He left the aroma of Christ wherever he went. I will never forget that. Life is just SO much better with Jesus in it! It's just something everyone NEEDS to experience!

Veronica said...

Kate...what a great post. Everything you said was true. I remember what my life was like without Him and I am so glad that I made the choice to have Him back in my life again. He is my hope and my joy!

Just Breathe said...

Thank you for sharing that. I love God.

Holly said...

Now you have me hungry for a warm chocolate chip cookie. :)

I think your comparison is great!!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Mmmm Mmmm. Jesus is the flavor of life! Love it!

Becca said...

Oh how I love the way you put this. SO very true. I am so wishing I had so chocolate chip cookies now though and it is 12:16am!! AGH!