{having faith like baking powder}


rosie jensing

about our guest blogger

​Rosie Jensing is a writer, speaker, and blogger at Forgiven Much, Loves Much. Her adventures in writing began when she wrote short stories to accompany the designs for her inspirational jewelry line. She is the writer of Refined in the Flame, a personal growth work. Her volunteer and work experience includes Christian Recovery Ministry dealing with emotional and addiction issues as well as helping others find solutions for a better life past learning challenges, stumbling blocks, and inner conflict. She presently calls Tampa home, has been married for 14 years and is mother to two daughters. You can follow her at:

Sequential. That’s the way recipes work. Sometimes doing things in a particular order is crucial to a recipe coming out the way it looks in the picture. Specifically with baking. Now I’m not much of a cook,
but I do find myself heating up the kitchen now and then making cookies, brownies, cakes, and other
sweets to please my two ladybugs, Sky and Rain. Step by step and ingredient after ingredient, about 30 minutes later you have yourself a yummy treat…it’s that simple right? Well for the most part it is, assuming that you include every ingredient and that your measurements are correct.

First, the heavenly smell takes over the house as your creation sits in the high temperature oven, and if you manage to take a sneak peek through the oven window you can see the batter begin to rise and solidify. And just like that, the batter that was once fluid, sets.

So what exactly causes that ordinary mix of eggs, milk, and flour that you started off with to become the decadent piece of scrumptiousness that makes you gain an extra pound?

Well for starters, the smallest dosed yet most significant ingredient must be present and added in at
the beginning; baking powder.

Have you ever tried to bake a cake without baking powder? Your turnout is a flat, unattractive, “never
developed to the fullest
” sinking cake. One that had every intention of rising to the top but was never
given the leavening agent to allow it to grow without restriction.

Baking Powder; the key ingredient in creating sponge-like, fluffy, delicious cakes everywhere!

Well, what if I told you that we too need a leavening agent? It’s called Faith.

Faith like baking powder only requires a small dose because it is one of those unique ingredients that multiplies itself. Once we put it into the mix of our dreams and desires, it makes those dreams and desires rise and reach their maximum potential. Converting the ordinary that we started off with into extraordinary.

But putting it in at the right time is just as important as everything else. When added into our projects at the beginning, faith guarantees us that no matter how high the temperature of resistance gets when we sneak a peek through the oven window, we are sure to see a rising, solidifying dream!

Just like the baking powder-less cake, trying to develop an idea, dream, or desire, without faith will only leave us with shriveled up dreams and caved in ideas. Because like a leavening agent, it takes faith to grow the dream and take it from concept to creation.

Praying that you have: Faith like Baking Powder this week!

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  • Kimberly
    July 24, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Love this! Great comparison!

  • Winnie
    July 25, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Worth the wait!!!! 😍

  • Ruthie Gray
    July 26, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Faith need to be added right at the start – I like that comparison! Especially because the outcome may not look anything like we expected, yet it will look exactly as God expected. It’s still His work!
    Thanks for sharing this over at Tuesday Talk, Rosie, I enjoyed reading and visiting she is (blank space) also!
    Tampa, huh? I visit about once a month – from WV! 🙂

  • Yvie
    July 27, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Superb post!!!

  • Lauren Gaskill
    July 27, 2016 at 8:50 AM

    “Faith like baking powder only requires a small dose because it is one of those unique ingredients that multiplies itself.” This is SO beautiful, Rosie! Thank you for this post. So happy to be your neighbor on #CoffeeForYourHeart today. <3

  • Jerralea
    July 27, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    What a great analogy! Thanks for sharing it this week at The Loft.

    July 27, 2016 at 11:48 PM

    I love it….thank you. So true!

  • Liz
    July 28, 2016 at 5:32 AM

    Such a fantastic analogy! So glad I kept clicking to follow you here! Faith multiplies itself! So true! Blessings!

  • Julie Sunne
    July 28, 2016 at 7:08 AM

    Point well made, Rosie! Faith is an essential ingredient as we journey in this life. Happy to be your #livefreeThursday neighbor.

  • Michelle
    July 28, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    A great comparision. Sometimes it takes just a pinch of faith to get our spirit stirred. Then as our faith gets stronger, and we look back on where we’ve come, then and only then can we become a witness to others. Love this post. Pinning.

  • Horace@pleasingtothepotter.com
    July 28, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Such a great analogy Rosie. If we have even a little bit of faith in trusting God, He will work in our lives. Its such a blessing when that faith grows as God reveals Himself to us for His glory! Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings to you and yours!

  • Lori @Frog's Lilypad
    July 29, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Not too long ago, I made pancakes and forgot to put the baking powder in the bowl. After seeing the first batch on the griddle stay flat, I knew what I forgot. Even after adding it into the batter, they were still not the pretty, fluffy pancakes my family loves.
    I love this – Faith multiplies itself. I’m so glad it does.