Bad Cupcakes

“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”
– Psalm 119:105 (NLT)

“I feel bad now…I shouldn't have asked you to go there...” commented a friend on the other line.

We had gone to a favorite cupcake shop and I had been saying “No” to her prior to our arrival that I made up my mind...I wouldn’t buy anything for me and my family so I requested for her not to buy anything for us knowing how generous she always was.

As I turned off the car’s ignition and headlights, the slight darkness of the night surrounded us but the long line of people inside the well-lit bakery didn’t miss our attention. I felt a rush of excitement came over me, anticipating what flavors were offered last night.

“I’ll just stay here in the car!” I advised my friend who already opened the passenger door. I knew it was better for me to not even go through that glass door knowing the sweet aroma of cupcakes would greet anyone. But I wanted to be with my friend. I didn’t want to let her go by herself. This was one of our times together that we always shared.

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There were chocolate ones. Some red velvet ones. I saw pumpkin. The toppings were beautiful. Sprinkles. Candied art. Coconut. Name it…

“Give me 2 red velvet and 1 dark chocolate,” I ordered.

My friend insisted on sharing with the ones she bought so I could save the ones I got for my family. I had a little bit of the red velvet cupcake she got. It was delicious. Not too sweet. Still…

“Don’t feel bad now!” I quickly replied.

“I’m just saying that my family and I are trying to cut down on sweets. Of course, I enjoy going there with you,” I reassured.

As I said “Good Night”, I thought about my own life.

How often I venture into those lit-up places of this world, mimicking His Light. Everything looks good. But actually harmful in the end. But God has given His guidance through His Word and if I don’t equip myself with His Word, that’s how I fall and head toward those kinds of guided directions but altered because of my wrong choices. If I hunger instead for His Word (guidance), by His grace and mercy, I should be able to share that with others instead who need guidance like me. I was once lost and still get lost at times. It is only by His grace I am able to finish this journey. It is only with the help of the True Light of this world...Jesus...

“Oh Lord, please direct my ways. Always lead me in Your truth!”




Thy Word lyrics
Songwriters: Smith, Michael W; Grant, Amy;



Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path

When I feel afraid
And think I've lost my way
Still, You're there right beside me
Nothing will I fear
As long as You are near
Please be near me to the end

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path

I will not forget
Your love for me and yet
My heart forever is wandering
Jesus by my guide
And hold me to Your side
And I will love You to the end

Nothing will I fear
As long as You are near
Please be near me to the end

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path
And a light unto my path
You're the light unto my path

12 comments:

  1. Oh so true Rosel. Things can look so beautiful and nice wrapped. Very eye appealing. So easy to be deceived. That is why it is so important to be connected to the Spirit's leading and hearing God's voice. Great post dear one. Blessings.

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    1. One lf our enemies' schemes...always appealing to our weak senses. Stay strong JBR.

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    1. Hi there sister. Praying all is well w/you.

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  3. You are so right,Jesus is the only true light that we really need to follow !!!

    Blessings Jane

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    1. Thanks for coming by. I can't imagine where to go if everything around me is way dark! Thanks be to God!

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  4. I love love love cupcakes....especially ones that are decorated with lots of sprinkles and fun stuff. Have a great rest of the day Rosel....

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  5. I just split another red velvet with my son after lunch few hours ago...Yummy :) but...

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  6. You reeled me in with the cupcakes, sister Rosel! It's a great comparison, I think, of the colorful things that could lead us down the wrong path. Praise God for his powerful Word, our sword to keep on the straight and narrow and flee from what's easy, nice and pretty. I'm with you.

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    1. Those cupcakes were truly delicious sister Mary and I'd be happy to share some with you...Just don't ask about the calories! :)

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  7. Amen! Beautiful illustration!
    Love that songs.

    Blessings sis.

    xo

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    1. So simple lyrics but the truth is profound! Glory be to God! Thanks for coming by!

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