Tuesday, August 22, 2006

"My Quiet Time" for August 22

Here is another page from my kids’ devotional book QUIET TIMES WITH GOD.

“And he looked, and behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.” (1 Kings 19:6)

As we learned yesterday, the Kentucky State Fair is going on right now. Today we will learn about another tasty event taking place at that fair. This event is the Favorite Cake Contest. There are many different foods that cooks and bakers can enter in cooking contests at the fair. But the Favorite Cake Contest is entered by many, many cooks. The competition is stiff. You might say it’s hard to beat!

The baking contests are entered by children, teenagers, parents, and grandparents. Last year, [in 2002] the winning entry in the Favorite Cake Contest was called Tropical Paradise Cake. It was a coconut-flavored yellow cake with a pineapple filling, a nut filling, and white chocolate cream cheese icing. No wonder it was a winner! In 2001, the winning cake was a four-layer Maple Creme Cake, made with real maple sugar. Are you hungry yet?

Our verse today tells about a cake which an angel baked for Elijah. Remember, Elijah was running away from the wicked Queen Jezebel. He had been running for many miles. He was very tired and discouraged. Finally he lay down under a juniper tree to rest. It is interesting to see how the Lord encouraged Elijah. First He let Elijah sleep. Then He sent an angel to provide food and water for Elijah. Then He let him sleep some more. It can encourage us that God always knows what is happening in our lives. He will give us what we need and do what is best for us right then, just as He did for Elijah.

• Thank God that He knows everything that’s going on in our lives. Thank Him that He always does what is best for us.

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