“Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.” Chances are you have seen this warning on restaurant menus. Basically, it is telling you that if you eat raw or undercooked food, you do so at your own peril.

I was studying 1 Samuel 16 over the weekend and the Holy Spirit whispered a few things to me. God was so over King Saul, and was ready to move on to another. He summoned the prophet Samuel and told him to fill his horn with oil, go to the house of Jesse and anoint one his sons as Saul’s successor. Samuel quickly interjected “… “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.”…” I Samuel 16:2a

Of course God knew anointing a successor while there was a reigning king was treasonous and could get Samuel killed. Clearly God had no intention of putting His servant in danger. He had a clear plan mapped out to ensure Samuel’s safety as he accomplished purpose. He had not finished laying out His plan; God had not finished speaking when Samuel jumped in!! When he shushed, God continued. “…“Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord .’… 1 Samuel 16:2b.

Can we wait for God to finish talking before we jump in? Can we trust Him enough to wait for Him to unfold His plans before we start running ahead? While God is still cooking us, we jump off the stove and go. While He is still baking us, we push open the oven door and run out. If the one who has determined the end before starting from the beginning is with you, you can be sure He will get you there.

You can also be sure God will not do anything to endanger your present or ruin and future. You can take that to the bank! You are called of the Lord according to His purpose and He will be good to you.

I know there is the thing about time and clocks and plans and age and other people, etc, and all these put pressure on us to move rather than wait when God wants us to wait. May we not cave to the pressure.

If I had a quarter for every time I hear the kids say “shush” to one another I would have quite a bulging piggy bank. This time I am taking a page from their book to say shush dear reader, allow the Lord to finish speaking, cooking and baking. Remember, consuming raw or undercooked meats could lead to way more trouble than you bargained for.

Love, Lady Monica ❤

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