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Chasing Quiet: Day 12 “The Sweet Spot”

Does your family have a Saturday morning “tradition” or favorite activity? Some families have pancake breakfasts and go all-out on the trimmings. We’re a little more hit-and-miss over here; often some of us are gone on a Scout campout or we’re running late to a soccer game. On those Saturdays where my husband has the griddle going and my son is making a batch of his cheesy eggs, our little tribe feels more closely knit. There’s just something special about pancake Saturdays.
Are you familiar with “the first pancake” syndrome? You know –where the first pancake typically has a glitchy start?

pancake flipped too earlyEither the skillet is too hot or not hot enough.

Or the batter is too thick or too thin.

pancake flipped too lateOr the pancake flipper is too eager or gets distracted by something and misses the timely flip.

hmm…anyone else thinking of The Three Bears and finicky little Goldilocks now?


golden pancakeIt takes a while to get into the groove, then suddenly all the pancakes are turning out golden brown with just enough fluff to provide air pockets for syrup to sink into all the nooks and crannies. For a few moments, you’re in the sweet spot…everything feels just right.


What if we could prolong that sweet spot a little longer?


Day 12 of #31daysofquiet

John 15:4

I’ve been wondering if that just right feeling is what the Lord wants for us when we abide in Him?

God asks us to ABIDE in Him, to rest in His presence.

He accepts us however we are…whether we are feeling unworthy or not “good enough.” He accepts us when we’re feeling burned out and crispy around the edges. He wants us to be intertwined with Him in all our messes and in all our successes.
John 15:4If we train ourselves to keep turning toward Him, to abide in Him no matter what our current circumstance, then He ABIDES in us.
That, my friend, is the ultimate sweet spot. It’s all the coziness of a pancake Saturday without the sticky dishes to do. I’ll take seconds of that, please!



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