Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day ! He knew the love of Jesus Christ !
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
How to Have a Christ-Centered and Gluten-Free Halloween
At the By Grace Cakes bakery, we look at Halloween as a chance to preach Christ. Here are a few simple ways to keep Jesus Christ at the center of your Halloween.
1. Keep it Child-Like
What does it mean to keep Halloween child-like? Let this night be for Christ first, and then for the kids. Keep this in mind when picking out costumes and decorating your home. When opening up the door, to hand out candy, kids should ooooh and aaahhhh over a fairy princess! Don’t let it be a scary zombie or inappropriately short dressed red riding hood. Keep is a a fanciful night of fun for your kids, like seeing his or her favorite characters come to life.
2. Keep it Family Focused
When decorating your home, let the kids help. Pick out pumpkins as a family and bring them home to carve together. Roast some pumpkin seeds and make great memories together! So skip the ghouls and the goblins and keep it happy and homey:)
Skip the witches brew and the skeleton bones and stick with candy corn treats, God’s beautiful fall leaves, and pumpkin patches. Here is a free printable Halloween Cupcake Topper, to keep your fall family day, Christ centered.
When I prayed this morning and asks God to give me the words to write on my site; I wasn’t expecting this. I was hoping for some cute baking analogy to compare to Christianity or salvation. But I got was something much more valuable. . . setbacks.
Everyone has experienced a day where, from a wordly perspective, you want to say, “Why did I even get up this morning?” or “I can’t do this anymore!” or “I just can’t deal with this personal pitfall, problem or person!!” Simple answer to it all: But God is in control. I know you know that already. I know that I know that already. So why are we still spazzin out? You might say, “but you don’t know what I’m going through!” Well, you don’t know what I’m going through either. Nobody fully understands anybody else’s situation exactly. Only the one who created you fully understands you. Be honest, really take time to think about this. Even if someone was there with you right now, sharing in your setback telling you their experience, even though if would provide some comfort, would it really change the fact that you still are going through it? If you have Celiac disease if you are with a friend that has it too, it won’t change the fact that you can’t eat out like everybody else. If someone has passed away or you have suffered loss or illness or a broken heart, another person can’t restore what you’ve lost. Only God can.
God, and there is only one true God, can fill your heart with so much love that setbacks can’t compare to the relationship you have with God the Father through Jesus Christ. As a child of God, when loss of love or loved ones, jobs, health, or friendships hit, we have promises directly from the Word of God that He will fill us with His peace and never leave us. It doesn’t mean that bad things won’t ever happen to us. Setbacks are a part of sin and this sin cursed world. But we, as believers, have the promise of life everlasting in Jesus Christ our Savior. Tell Him how you are feeling and what you are struggling with. Ask Him to keep your eyes fixed on Him so you can’t see all the bad things going on around you, the negativity that constantly wants to discourage you, the lies the devil tells you that you just can’t do it because you are broken, alone and a failure. All those feelings, thoughts and attitudes are just lies, Worthless, powerless, dried-up lies that have no power in the presence of Almighty God.
I saw this on Pinterest or facebook and saved it as a reminder of just some of the great promises we have as Christians in Jesus Christ. Sorry, I know it’s incredibly small but it blurs if I try to make it any bigger.
And don’t forget the biggest, best promise . . . that the Lord Jesus Christ loves you. John 3:16, Romans 8:35-39, Galations 5:6, Ephesian 2:4 and so many more.
Feel free to personal message me any prayer requests that you might have. I would love to pray for them for you. I know that I need the prayers of others for me. If you don’t believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior from sin and hell and death, then you will not see the above promises in your life. He still is your creator, and knows you and loves you, but until you believe on Jesus Christ as your Savior you can’t have that peace and assurance that comes from a personal relationship with Him. So believe on Him today as your Savior. He will never turn anyone away that believes on Him with their heart. Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” It’s as simple as that. Don’t over think it. Don’t try to do it by being a good person or doing good things or talking to your priest, just believe on Jesus Christ alone for your salvation. He is all that you need.
I love to see a beautifully frosted cake; but I am equally interested in the quality of the cake inside. So when I make cakes, I like to take pictures of the inside as well as the finished product.
Fresh out of the oven, this rich golden cake is sweet, moist and flakey.
Of course, what really matters is the heart of a person, whether Jesus Christ has saved you and lives in your heart. So I guess you can look at this as a sweet parable of the truth. Just as in souls, what truly matters is what is on the inside of your heart.
“While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever: