Monday, February 1, 2010

Thoughts From My Kitchen ~ The Crooked Spoon

I used this measuring spoon the other day and didn't notice anything unusual.  It functioned, or at least it functioned well enough that I didn't see what was wrong with it.  When I washed it, I noticed a problem.  I held it out in front of me for a good look.  It was crooked.

Obviously I neglected it and set it too close to dangerous flames on the stove for it to change shape like that.  Looking at that crooked spoon got me thinking (I know - a dangerous thing - LOL!).  The spoon was crooked, tilted, askew, slightly off.  What about me and my priorities?  Was I crooked, tilted, askew, slightly off?

How many times do we think we are doing a fairly good job of functioning as children of God, wives, mothers, and friends, but our priorities have gone slightly askew?  I might think I'm doing alright because I function well enough not to notice anything wrong.  But if I stand back and take a good look, I just might see that I'm leaning a little one way or the other.  

What can I learn from the crooked spoon?

The spoon is crooked, not perfect, but I will use it anyway.
I am crooked, not perfect, but the Lord will use me anyway.

If I try to fix the spoon without asking for help, I will just mess it up further.
If I try to "fix" my priorities in life without asking for God's help, I will just mess them up further.

Only through applying heat can the spoon be straightened out.
When God applies a little "heat" to my life, He helps me straighten out my priorities.

And...I think the Lord is pleased when I wash the dishes even though I do NOT like washing them!  :)

Just some thoughts from my kitchen...

Any wisdom from your kitchen?

Have a fantastic Monday!


  1. Good thoughts! I love the idea that I'm not perfect - but God uses me anyway. It's also interesting to note that without you - that measuring spoon does nothing but sit in a drawer. Without God - I can nothing.

  2. I love it when God teaches us in our everyday tasks....

  3. What wonderful lessons you learned from that crooked spoon:) Happy Monday!

  4. What wonderful lessons you learned from that crooked spoon:) Happy Monday!

  5. Wow, I love the way you expressed this. Your reference to heat reminds me of something I read at "Being loved by God does not mean we will be coddled—our comfort is not His primary interest. A grower must prune an apple tree to get a bountiful harvest. In the same way, God must sometimes let us feel pain so He can bring forth greater growth and more spiritual fruit."

  6. What a great post! Thank you for that wonderful monday insight!

  7. "Only through applying heat can the spoon be straightened out."

    LOVE THAT. True... unfortunately so true. :)

  8. Beautifully put my friend! I think we are all a little crooked and we'd be lying if we said we weren't! LOL!

    Big your thoughts from your kitchen are somehow sending thoughts to my kitchen and I'm feeling a little heat size hugs to you!

    Have a fabulous night my friend!

  9. Lisa, I love this kind of post! Have you ever read my "Finding Jesus in my Messy House" series? It's this kind of thing ... I love how the Lord speaks to us as we do our daily tasks.

  10. Great thoughts! I'm so glad God uses me even though I'm "crooked". But I'm also thankful that He loves me too much to let me stay that way.

    Thanks for the encouragement today!
    I hope you have a great week!

  11. Hey thats really cool...and the spoon is pretty cool too...loke art kinda....

  12. I love when God speaks to me in the small, every day things. Crooked spoons, dinner rolls, making the bed...God is always ready to tell us and teach us about His love and grace, if we're just willing to look and listen. Thanks for sharing that!

  13. Awesome post.

    I know I'm crooked...wait, you know what I mean!

    You are such an inspiration!


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