Last night Aspen toasted some marshmallows. We bought the bag of marshmallows opened them up and put them in a bowl. We also bought marshmallow toasting sticks. Brett took some paper and wood and got a fire going in the fire pit. Now you know how to toast marshmallows….you put them on the stick and stick them in or near the fire depending on how well done you like your marshmallows. But one thing is for certain……if you want your marshmallow soft and gooey it needs to go in the fire. No amount of looking at it or talking to it or imagining it to be toasted will change it. It will remain a white fluffy blob until you put it in the fire.
The same can be applied to our spiritual lives. We can talk about it and theorize about it til we are blue in the face, but until we get out of the bowl and into the fire of God’s love we don’t get changed into the finished product that makes us toasty and delicious.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20