Anne made all the desserts for the shower.
I didn’t get to try all of them and most of them were not leftover, but I enjoyed what I did eat.
But there was something much more valuable behind these sweets for me.
It was the blessing of our girl doing something she enjoys.
She has been learning more and more about cooking and baking.
It is wonderful to see her find joy in something she’s good at.
There’s a sweetness for me beyond the sugar in the recipe.
For years, I’ve been praying for our Anne to find and be able to walk in her giftings.
The Bible makes it clear, each of us is created by God and He gives different gifts.
No two are identical and He blesses all uniquely.
So, as her older sisters have found and walked in some of their giftings, I’ve been praying and waiting to see what Anne’s would be.
And it hasn’t been easy for her.
She’s so very different from both her sisters and as much as she loves and supports them in their gifts, I’ve been very aware of her desire to walk in her own.
Which is as it should be.
Our hearts should desire to walk in God’s calling.
Nope, I didn’t say occupation.
Both my life and my husband’s has taught us to see past what we think is God’s occupation for each of us.
Instead, we have learned to walk in His calling no matter where we work.
For our Anne to walk in her gifting is so much more than what job she does or does not do.
So she has been baking more.
(Jase has really enjoyed it too!)
And it has not always been easy.
She will have failures, but it’s part of how we learn.
Walking in a gift of God doesn’t mean everything is easy or always goes perfectly.
Instead it means taking steps, one after another, pausing, taking in where we have been and where God is leading, and the taking the next step.
When walking with the Lord, our lives are to be centered upon His will for our every moment.
It’s not always easy.
It can require waiting.
But the joy is sweet.
Well worth waiting for.