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filed under: I Am Servant on January 26, 2015

Baking, Thinking & Praying for Monday, January 26th 2015

I didn’t brush my hair. Or put on makeup. Or a nice shirt. I simply could not wait one more moment to share some awesome truth with you.

My bigย awesome moment of realization…

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I. Am. Enough.

Just because some Christian lady looked down on me and said I didn’t have enough heart for Christ doesn’t mean she speaks truth! It just means she needs to judge people’s hearts a little less! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here is the blog post: who is my tribe

Love to know what you are baking, thinking & praying!

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  • Johnna says:

    I love that you had the courage to reach out and ask why. And I love that her response clarified things. And I also love that you saw what this was really about (and it’s not about you). I’ve just got lots of love for this and for you. You’re amazing, sweet friend!

    • Amanda says:

      Back at you!!

  • Aggie says:

    wow, well that just makes me a little bit sad. I’m glad you know it’s not you. Judgment definitely stings, and I admire you for rising above it.
    So, I’m not baking much, but I think I need to make muffins soon. Thinking about my obnoxiously early wake up time that I set to meet with a personal trainer (it’s a good thing), and I’m praying for two loved ones who’ are struggling in their marriage.

    • Amanda says:

      You are so sweet Aggie… thank you. I will be looking forward to a muffin recipe and will be joining you in prayer for your loved ones! They are being lifted up to Heaven!

  • Carla | Carla's Confections says:

    Wow. My jaw dropped when you said what her response was. That is so sad and we do need to pray for her heart and judgemental attitude. But what a great realization you had ๐Ÿ™‚

    I haven’t baked in too long (head hanging low!!) but I’m going to make some cupcakes this weekend for our gender reveal party so yay for that! I am thinking about the prenatal yoga I’m about to go to that will most likely kick my booty, and of course always thinking about food!! And I am praying for the heart and attitude of that lady, and for some friends of mine going through fertility treatments!

    Xoxo

    • Amanda says:

      I LOVE that you are having a gender reveal party… that is just the cutest! And I can’t WAIT to hear!!!! Praying with you for your friend. Please do let me know if you have amore specific prayer I can be praying. Sending you MUST LOVE sweet mama!

  • Karen Hossink says:

    She said what???
    Whatever.
    Love you, girl!

    • Amanda says:

      Ha ha… I know right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kristin says:

    I am thinking (again) that YOU are enough…. enough for yourself, your family, those of us who tune in to your blog, and you are enough for God! I am shocked she said that–just odd….I am so glad you had the realization. Hey, I am sure you have a full plate with being a mom, wife, blogger. That alone is enough! I recall someone suggesting you follow up–did you think it would be a reply like that?! I am not the most devoted of a Christian (if an outsider were to judge me) yet, I would still be offended if someone told me I didn’t have enough of a heart for Christ! We all pray, and take in God’s purpose in our life, and how we can serve, in different ways. How can one judge our heart and mind? (Does that make sense?) I WILL be baking my gourmet chocolate chip cookies tomorrow—IF the oven gets fixed when the appliance guy comes! Ten days and no cookies!!!

    • Amanda says:

      Praying for that oven guy to make it! You have held out 10 days? You are a saint. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Robin Saporito says:

    Of course you are enough. Your cup runs over with enough. I think you are wonderful. I love your blog, bothe baking and the witness.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Robin!

  • Elizabeth says:

    One of the hardest lessons in life is learning that how someone responds to us does not make it the truth. I once had a “christian” woman who I thought knew me, judge me. She didn’t have any true understanding of me, yet judged, convicted and “executed” all without looking for any of the truth. It made me stronger…not only in my life, but in my faith. God’s is the only approval I need…I later realized that she was this way because of her own inner demons…had nothing to do with me. I am happy that I forgave her without her ever asking for it.
    Your attitude about this is right with how scripture leads us. You are so much wiser that I was at that age…
    Best to you…

  • Stefanie - Sarcastic Cooking says:

    wow. Just wow. I don’t think anybody knows “how much Christ” ANYBODY aside from that person has in their heart. What a boldly unjust statement. You handled it with such grace and love and that’s all that matters. Pardon my French but screw her!!! Keep doing what you’re doing!

  • Lia says:

    Only God truly knows our hearts. I love your blog. I love i am servant. I love i am baker. I may not always respond, but I consistently read and you speak to my heart. Keep baking. Keep blogging. Keep seeking His Kingdom first.

  • Shara says:

    You are beautiful, dear one!! When do we get to see you and your amazing heart??

  • Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) says:

    I wish more people would realize that 99% of what people say to you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with what is going on with them.

    I would say they are missing out by not having you but I’m not sure that’s exactly who you want to be around.

    Love you!

  • Chris says:

    No words. Just sending BIG hugs your way. I am and always be a big fan of yours!
    Chris

  • Dana says:

    Wow. The judgement. So glad I’m not God, since he is the only one who can. ๐Ÿ™‚ But He clearly has shown you that isn’t the place for you. Isn’t it wonderful when He makes things SO clear! And your openness and honesty about it all is lovely and refreshing. God has you where he wants you. Perfectly in the middle.
    As far as baking, next up for me is gluten-free English muffins. I don’t want to go gluten free, but I might have to for see if my thyroid improves. So I’m testing the waters.
    As far as praying, I’m praying for my hubby while he’s traveling in Asia for work. Some not great things going on in his company, so I’m praying God will either work things out there, or open some doors.

    • Amanda says:

      I will join you in prayer for your husband, for his work and for his travels! Can’t wait to learn more about those english muffins! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Renee @ Two in the Kitchen says:

    WOW!! That response says a lot about HER and the struggles that she has in her own heart to believe that she can judge a person’s dedication to Christ based on a resume!! Keep doing what you’re doing girl. All for the glory of God!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Zoe Rose says:

    Hello! I really identified with your tribe post, it can be hard when things can be labelled as ‘secular’ and christian and therefore seem at odds with each other. I try to remember that God made everything, is in everything and therefore nothing can really be secular. God is every bit in your baking as much as in your family and bible reading and.. Everything. I too haven’t really found where I fit in a blogging community yet, but I’m just going to keep being the person God made me to be and let Him worry about the rest. I believe he can be glorified in hard work and in the gifts he has given and in normal everyday life.
    As for what I’m baking, I actually came here in search of inspiration for my birthday cake- I recently found you on instagram and was so excited so see your I am servant tab. Xxx

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Zoe! I am thankful you are here sharing your insights and I so hope you find the perfect birthday cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nan says:

    Dear Amanda,

    I am a first time writer to any blog. I am a follower of Christ. I think you are incredible.

    In the past week I have baked your Monster Cookies, your SIC with the Easter Egg, only I made it with a heart inside as part of a meal I took to a hurting family, and I just finished the Biscoff Cake for my community group to enjoy tonight.

    I am thinking that I really love your blog. You have made a difference in my life. I love that you blog about baking, being a servant, and a mom. I look forward to seeing if you have posted a blog entry every single day. I relate to you on all those levels. I feel so often that you are talking to me. You make me laugh and cry. I can tell that your greatest goal is to glorify God in all you say and do. Thank you for blogging. I can’t imagine all you do each day to blog and serve your family.

    I am also thinking that it makes me sad that as Christians we can use words as a weapon. I am so sorry for your hurt. I feel like you are a part of MY tribe. I know you are a part of God’s tribe. He loves you so much that if you were the only one on this earth, He still would have died for YOU! You. Are. Enough. I’m so sad for the struggles that you are having to fit into a blogging community. I just know that I would be devastated if you gave up blogging and I’m sure others would feel that way also!

    I am praying for this lady who has hurt you. Often when people hurt us, it’s because they are hurting too. I am praying that these super awful words would be less hurtful because of all the people who have offered kind words to you. And selfishly, I’m praying that you don’t give up blogging. I also am going to pray that you would find just one other blogger that can come alongside and encourage you. It makes me think of the book, ‘You are Special,’ by Max Lucado.

    I hope that you feel encouraged Amanda. I know you have encouraged me many times!

    • Amanda says:

      You bless me. Your words truly bless me. thank you so SO much.

  • Shelly says:

    How can one person judge what is another’s heart? That ‘s just crazy.

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