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Connection Sunday is a monthly gathering where our church family stays after the service for fellowship, surrounded by great food and drink. Yesterday was this event at our church. I always love hanging out and catching up on what our church family is up to.
The morning message, from Ken, was entitled, ” 5 Signs You’re on the Right Path and Making Progress.” And he challenged us to say this: “When you are asked, ‘How are you’ this morning during our Connection Sunday, please respond with, ‘I’m on the Right Path and Making Progress (and fill in one of the 5 signs we see in our lives.”
Now that was challenging. I did have a chance to respond to several who asked me how I was doing. My response fill-in-the-blank number was number 4. “I recognize my need for the work of the Holy Spirit in my life, as I cannot do this “life thing” on my own. ” Would you like to hear the other 4?
Number 1: I desire to know God intimately and today is the day to start.
Number 2: I understand God is Good, even when it doesn’t feel like it! Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
Number 3: I love others with Agape Love (the God kind of love). Love is giving. Love is obeying. Love is forgiving. Love is extending grace. We love in response to His loving us first.
Number 4: (which I shared) “I recognize my need for the Holy Spirit’s work in my life. I cannot do life on my own. Ephesians 6:10-12. It’s a good reference. Open your bible and give it a read.
Number 5: I surrender all. The more I surrender, the more I choose to obey, to love, to let Christ live through me.
And when we as Christians live out these 5 steps, our lives should exemplify some fruit. Are you thinking peaches, pineapple, pears and pomegranates? The fruit of the Holy Spirit should be evident in our lives. There are actually nine fruits and only 2 begin with p. 🙂
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
I shared some conversation with my friend and sister- in-Christ, Susie. She said she made a new recipe for Connection Sunday. When she told me the name of it, it was a must that try it. Besides, she is a well-known cook—her food is always delicious! So, I did. Yum! Delicious! Hope you enjoy it, too! She found it on Pinterest–a blog blessedbeyondmeasure.
- 3 C flour
- ¼ t salt
- 1 C sugar
- 4 t baking powder
- 1½ C milk
- 2 eggs
- 2 t vanilla
- ½ C butter, melted
- ½ butter, softened
- 1 C brown sugar
- 2 T flour
- 1 T cinnamon
- 2 C powdered sugar
- 5 T milk
- 1 t vanilla
- Cake:Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
- Topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined.Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake 350 degrees for 28-32 min.
- Glaze: While warm drizzle glaze over the cake. Enjoy!