What a gorgeous day it is. No, not because everything is peaches and cream, and perfect. Just, because! Because no matter what day I’m facing, I’m never in this alone. Let me correct that, because we are never in this alone.
So many things are in need of repair, or there are bills that need paying, and water that is about to be shut off. No matter what lies in the doom of the day, one thing is for sure, ♪♫ “All of my hope comes from the Lord.”♪♫
So, what does all this have to do with bread pudding? Well, I’ve been sitting with the Lord, and allowing His leading to provide for me my true bread of life. The very sustenance that keeps me glowing, growing, and getting on with this thing called life. The one thing that can never change is that I’m His! He is my provider of all things!
We seek, knock, and He provides A Life Giving, Life Living Recipe:
His ear to hear me: Isaiah 59:1
A rope of hope: Hebrews 11:1
An extended hand of provision: Psalm 37:24
He brings encouragement for the most weary of souls: Deuteronomy 31:6
Dash of strength for the very day: Isaiah 41:10
He pours into our day joy: Psalm 51:12
Best of all ingredients, that of which always allows us be free from sticking to the ways of the world: John 8:36 and Matthew 26:1
Something of sweetness and stick to us-ness: Hebrews 13:5b and Matthew 28:20
Storage facility for us to keep until His return, or our timed Homegoing: James 4: 13-14
Put all His Words, not just into hearing, but doing, and we have His recipe for living a promised and purposeful life. No matter what befalls us, GOD will indeed make a way for a recipe for successful living.
This is what brought me to today’s post. All these promises of working within the GOD-guidance of knowing that fear is not an ingredient which will add one iota of goodness to any problem, pain or man plan. Plains and people fail us, but the Lord will never.
If you are missing this hope, this assurance of knowing even when times are tough, and provisions are not available, He is our soul provider.
If He cares for the birds of the air, and He’s brought you from here to there before, He’s going to do it again. Don’t look down, don’t look around. Look up, for:
Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir: My Help
Make this Applesauce Bread Pudding, and while it is baking look up the verses above and be encouraged by His Spirit. There is nothing here but you and I that are of importance to Him. No that, our help is always found in Him.
Now listen to this song and be reminded of that one thing that should never wavier:
Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir: I Never Lost My Praise
Applesauce Bread Pudding
6 cups dry bead cubes
3 cups of cinnamon applesauce
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
4 cups of milk
4 beaten eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of raisins (optional)
dash of salt
Caramel Syrup *Ice Cream Topping*
1/2 of a stick of butter
Preheat oven to 350º.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, place bread crumbs evenly inside; set aside.
In a medium bowl combine: applesauce, eggs, cinnamon, milk, sugar, vanilla, raisins, dash of salt, and whisk together until thoroughly blended. Pour evenly over bread cubes. Drizzle caramel topping over the top. I just drizzle it front to back slowly, then side to side. I don’t measure. Dot with butter, sprinkle with ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
Place in preheated oven and bake for one hour, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Serve with whipped cream.
Happy Baking, and in case you don’t know Him, know this, I have nothing to gain, nothing to lose by sharing with you that He is, and you can as well, be free, because:
Kirk Franklin: You Are