After my post about making bread last night, I decided to investigate WHY bread needs to be kneaded. As I did a google search and read what www.wisegeek.com had to say about it, I was amazed at how God was STILL speaking to me through the simple act of baking bread.
Check out one of the reason behind kneading:
“One of the most important things that takes place during the kneading process is the development of gluten. As the flour that makes up the dough is moistened and stirred, the gluten begins to form and also gains in strength as the dough is subjecting to the kneading process. Gluten can be thought of as the binding agent within the dough, allowing the loaf to take on a cohesive texture that will allow the substance to not fall apart during baking.”
Do you see it? Do you see the connections?!?
Yesterday in my post I was talking about God kneading truth into my life. As this happens… I get stronger.
As I submit to the kneading process… something that would probably be labeled as “weak” in this world… I actually gain strength.
That truth works with the other ingredients that make up everyday life and becomes the binding agent that holds my life together and allows me to not fall apart when the tough times occur.
Bread of Life, knead Your truth into my life every moment of everyday! Remind me to submit to this process, that I may gain strength to face whatever comes my way.