French Toast Mug Cake Recipe

Acts of Service & French Toast Mug Cake

Colossians 3:23 (easy)

Whatever things you are doing, do them well. Remember that you are serving the Lord. You are not only serving people.


I have to be honest with you guys and say that this year has not turned out how I planned. It’s funny because I wrote a post right here on this blog back in January about not getting too attached to our plans, because they’re almost always different than the ones the Lord has for us.

But, nevertheless, I made plans. They weren’t even necessary plans in the traditional sense, like a specific action or result. The plans I made were about my relationship with the Lord. I was going to strengthen it. I was going to grow in Him and become more like Him. I was going to change for the better. I was going to be the most committed person I knew to my daily prayers.

Ultimately, I’m the girl writing a daily devotional that struggles to put the Lord first on most days. In fact, I’m lucky if He makes it to the top 5. Here’s the thing; I allowed this devotional to replace my prayer time. When I sat down to read and pray, I found my self anxious to write. So, I wrote because I was serving others through writing. It’s not untrue, and it’s not wrong, but it shouldn’t have become the most important thing in my life.

I think that Christians so often make the mistake of believing that serving is spending time with God. It isn’t. It’s good for us and good for others, and it’s an action that He calls us to do. But it was never meant to replacement our time spent with Him. Even Jesus snuck away to pray at the end of the day, or before the sun came up.

Above anything else, we’re daughters. Imagine a relationship with your own father. Would washing his car take precedent over a relationship with him? Would helping to take care of your siblings take the place of a conversation and connection with him? God desires us above all else, even acts of service.


Do you ever consciously or unconsciously attempt to replace time in prayer with time in service? If so, why do you think that is? Is there something keeping you from desiring 1 on 1, intimate time with the Lord?


Ask the Lord to show you a way to build a deeper connection with Him today.

French Toast Mug Cake

1 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

3 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Mug Cake

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  • 1 slice thick bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Tear bread into small pieces
  2. Crack egg and whisk together with almond milk, syrup, and cinnamon
  3. Toss bread pieces into egg mixture until coated and place in a microwave safe mug
  4. Microwave for 2 minutes total in (4) 30 second intervals

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