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Unforgivable & Cereal Cakes

Genesis 4:1 (cev)

Adam and Eve had a son. Then Eve said, “I’ll name him Cain because I got him with the help of the Lord.”

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God forgives. Ever doubt that He really forgives as He says He does? Or do you ever think that there’s something “too bad” to be forgiven? Me too, on both accounts. But this scripture is proof to us that God really is as forgiving and kind as His Word portrays.

Adam and Eve are the perfect example of being “too bad”. They literally dwelled with God in paradise. They had almost complete freedom and were given everything they could have ever needed. And before sin was even a thing, they sinned. Talk about feeling like the worst human being alive, right? I mean, I’m sure it was easy to feel that way, since there were only 2 total human beings, but you get the point.

When I think about how Eve must have felt, I feel shame for her. I think about what leaving Eden must have felt like for her, and I try to imagine what I’d do if I were in her shoes. Naturally, I’d hide. I would probably try to abandon my relationship with the Lord because I can’t imagine facing Him at all.

But, we see something totally different happen. When Eve becomes pregnant with her first baby, she gave credit to God. The verse says “I got him with the help of the Lord”, which leads me to believe that she’d been praying for him. Again, before having children was even a thing, Eve chose to approach God and ask for His help with this. After she’d sinned and caused the fall of humanity for the foreseeable future, she went to Him.

And just as God does, He heard her and He helped her. If you read further into Genesis 4, you’ll learn that Eve has another baby boy. Later, the boys become enemies, and one killed the other. Another first; the first murder. This family has a real knack for implementing new behaviors, don’t they?

But even in God’s hurt and anger, He protects Cain, the murdered. Verse 15 says, “Anyone who kills you will be punished seven times worse than I am punishing you.” God’s there for Cain, just like He was there for Eve. He helped Cain, just as He’d helped Eve. Just as He helps you and I, even when we’ve messed up and we’re undeserving of His protection and care. He’s still there. He loves anyway.

Write

Have you done anything that you feel ashamed of? Something that you think is unforgivable? Or is there something that’s causing you to hide from God instead of seeking Him? Write about what that is.

Pray

Surrender what you wrote about in your journal today and ask for God’s help with it. If you didn’t write anything, pray for someone that you know is struggling with feeling unforgivable.

Cereal Cakes

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

Serves 4-5 Pancakes

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup cereal of choice + extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • dash of salt
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Place cereal in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine powder
  2. You can also do this by placing cereal in a food processor
  3. Place in a bowl with all remaining ingredients and mix just until combined
  4. Spray an electric griddle or skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat to medium heat
  5. Spoon batter evenly into 4-5 pancakes and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes
  7. Top with additional cereal before serving (optional)
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