Thursday, March 27, 2008

Cookie Dough

Clayton came home from pre-school with another round of order forms for a fundraiser. We did our first fundraiser as parents in October, selling pies and winning a slew of prizes I'm not sure that we could even locate today. This time we are selling tubs of cookie dough and microwave pretzel's. The coveted prizes are glow in the dark toys mostly, but the one the Clayton has set his sights on is the portable DVD player. And he only needs to sell roughly $900 worth to get it!

Isn't it funny how hard we'll work to earn prizes that are exciting only for a moment and how much we are willing to pay and sacrifice to "win" something? I do it all the time. Working to keep the house, the kids, the car extra clean, extra happy, winning their approval and their love. Planning and organizing and participating, keeping my name in the church newsletter...for more information contact...winning their appreciation, their admiration- and maybe His love.

Thank God my salvation, my grandest prize, does not depend on the amount of cookie dough I sell or the number of people that attend the church functions I plan.

Ephesians 7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

But if you want some cookie dough, let us know!
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