Cake not trail mix

We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us,and by our sincere love. 2 Cor. 6:6

If these characteristics in us are proof of faith then we can’t approach them like trail mix. We have to look at them like baking ingredients. If you leave the raisins out of trail mix it’s still trail mix. If you leave the the flour or baking soda out out of cake, it’s not going to be cake. Nobody starts out as cake. Only God can help us develop adequate proportions all these ingredients and then, we still need to bake awhile.

Lord, make me a cake as fast as you can. (OK, so I could use another teaspoon or so of patience.)