And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
Recipe for a Miracle
Who will win the 2013 World Series? Boston, Detroit, Texas, Oakland or Tampa Bay? Or will it be Atlanta, Pittsburg, LA, St. Louis or Cincinnati? Maybe it will be a dark horse (like the Washington Nationals?) who aren’t even “in it ‘ right now. What will it take for one of these teams to win it all? They’re all good. They’re all talented. They all “want” to win. Yet the degree of separation between these teams is a slim line. The degree of separation between them is as thin as a breath and a whisper.
For the first time in a long time, there is no clear favorite to win the Fall Classic. Who will rise to the occasion? Who will capture the hearts of die-hard fans and casual observers alike? Who will surprise the baseball world and produce the next “Mr. October?”
It will take the team of players who can focus their energies and channel the tension and stress of the postseason into playoff wins on the road. Yes, it will also take guilt; the guilt of realizing that they failed the last time, and they now realize that they have limited time. This team realizes that it’s now or never; a healthy sense of urgency is always a good thing. The team that will win has no other choice but to pull together now and heap faith upon their efforts. The team that will win the 2013 World Series has F.A.I.T.H. – Full Assurance In The Heart. In essence, they believe.
Here’s an old family recipe I found:
1 cup Tension
2 cups Stress
1 ½ teaspoons of Guilt
2 heaping cups of Limited Time
3/4 tablespoon of Urgency
A dash of “No Other Choice”
3 heaping cups of Faith
Fold ingredients gently into a bowl. Mix vigorously and add a few tears. You’ll sweat a little as you knead the dough. Pack it firmly between your hopes and dreams and form into a perfect little ball. Sprinkle it with a little faith (I recommend Hebrews 11), rolling the ball in the flour until fully covered. Place it under a veil of belief and allow it to rise. Put it in an oven that has been pre-set at the perfect temperature for the heat of trials and tribulations.
Allow it to brown under the warmth of God’s love. Remove after due season and allow to cool in the confidence of His promise. Garnish with your praises. Arrange neatly on a platter of thankfulness and serve to friends, families and, oh yes, strangers . . . invite them too!
Pass on the recipe to all who request it and let them know that with this recipe, they have the makings of a miracle!
– Unknown Author