Sunday, November 16, 2008

Nuts

I know what your thinking and you have a dirty mind! I got this little encouragement in my email and I just had to share it with you.

Tender Adjustments
Have you ever seen a cashew in its shell? Me neither. It turns out that a cashew has caustic oil between the nut's inner and outer shells. To rid this delectable treat of its acerbic element, the outer shell is burned or roasted off, and then the nut is boiled or roasted again to remove the inner shell.

Life's hardships often feel as though someone has turned up the heat on us, and we wonder if we'll survive. Yet I find when I've been "roasted" long enough in life's difficulties, my outer casing of bad attitudes, preconceived notions, and high-mindedness is burned off. I'm left meeker, less defensive, more pliable, and less caustic.

Jesus died for every "nut" in the land . . . even the hardest one. And for that, I'm particularly grateful.

-Patsy Clairmont

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My closing thoughts:
I have felt that the heat is getting hotter. But I have to remember that God is simply "roasting" me so that in the end I will be better. Do you ever feel like this? Or is it just me?

3 comments:

Kristie said...

Oh, it's not just you... I can tell that God has really been roasting me the past year. But just like you I see it as such a good thing. Something that will make me grow and blossom into exactly what God needs me to be. Hopefully along the way I will be used by him for his adjenda!! It's quite exciting!!

Sarah Jones said...

Yes I definitely feel that way right now too! You are not alone. I will keep you in my prayers!

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