Among my many skills is the grace to roast a good braai. I am taking about setting a big fire and cooking all your favourite meats to perfection. Nothing beats a weekend with me and my home roasts. Chicken, beef, lamb, you name it. The process starts with the marinating of the meats. A good barbeque is all about the juices soaked into the meat. This releases the flavour and tenderizes the meat for the fire. There are time I have had to marinate the meat two days in advance. Sadly I can’t tell you the secret ingredients that make up my secret recipe but when it all comes together, the marinating is the key to having a great braai.
The things of God also require some lead time and marinating. The church tends to be in a hurry to start and to conclude whatever we are doing. We don’t want to take our time and soak in the word and presence of God. We are excited with a quick work yet the quality work of God demands marinating. Refuse to be in a hurry with what the Lord is doing in you. Take your time and soak in prayer. Don’t simply dash in and out just like that. Take your time in the presence of God. Refuse to leave quickly. Don’t be in a hurry nowhere. Slow the pace down and make the most of every moment in the presence of God.
SCRIPTURE READING: Exodus 33:11
So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.
Loving Father teach me to spend time in your presence. As I bask in your glory may I continue in Your word and prayer at all times. Amen