burnt popcorn

Mini popcorn bags are great as long as you remember that they don’t need to be in the microwave as long.  You can’t just hit the popcorn button and leave. Well, you can, but then you’ll end up with burnt popcorn.  Even if you do like to eat that, more than likely you’ll admit that it just smells horrible.  The smell permeates everything.  You walk into the room and the burnt smell is everywhere.  You open the windows, you take the popcorn out and throw it in the trash.  You’ve accepted that you’ve done everything you can to get rid of it.  But it lingers….

And that is the craftiness of sin.  You repent and like the popcorn it’s gone, thrown away, but the smell, the memory lingers.  The devil will keep trying to hit the rewind button.  Will you let him or will you tell him about his future?  Will you keep holding back letting a memory stop you from approaching the throne with boldness as a son or daughter of the King?  Will you camp out doing laps in the desert complaining, dwelling, and agonizing over how you messed up?

Or will you let go? Will you trust that He has forgiven you? Will you trust that God of the universe is way bigger than anything you could have done and will work it out?  He’s got good plans. Trust Him.

 

ht: Kevin Leal sermon

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6 thoughts on “burnt popcorn

  1. Good thoughts, Katy, on both points.

    And as a side note, burnt popcorn does stink–it took us weeks to get the smell out after my mom accidently hit the “baked potato” button instead of “popcorn” on the microwave once!

  2. oh wow my heart needed to hear this. way to make me cry in a coffee shop. sometimes when i do something wrong, i feel like a can’t make eye contact with God, but at the same time, I just really want to be held by Him.

    ya know?

    • oh miss kylee. as far as the east is from the west. he’s saying “what are you talking about, daughter” and already has you picked up and cleaned off and held.
      i hear you though…sometimes, scratch that, oftentimes i’m far too introspective instead of letting God be God and just following and loving Him. He really does make it simple and loves us so so much. it’s something that my heart so desperately gravitates toward and is learning…goodness, it’s written on my wrist to remind me that He delights in me.
      love you.

  3. I’m so glad I subscribe to your blog and occasionally read enough to see gems like this one!

    Praise God that “if we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”!

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