There are so many distractions and stresses in life, always so many things to be done and accomplished. But sometimes the best thing to do is to take a step back and do something different. To take all those demands on our time and focus, and put them on the back burner. To reach out and connect with other people, to do something fun, regardless of whether it's productive, regardless of whether it will further your career, regardless of whether it will boost your grade.
Today I bake. I put on my music, spend the morning in the kitchen, and create. I make up a recipe and experiment. I rejoice.
The best part of baking is that it serves other people - I don't even have to eat the food I make! I can do something that brings me pure joy and use it to please others.
I see God in the little things I do, the seemingly unimportant tasks that I love, like baking. I take joy in my creations the way I hope God takes joy in me. If I can experience such pleasure at the delicious taste of my confections, imagine how much pleasure God finds in me and you!
Are you taking the time to do what you love? Do you see God in your passions?
Matthew 6: 33-34
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.