The video you are about to see will help you understand how my life and sanctification can often be: messy. Consider this video a 4 minute snapshot into the soul of Doug Plank, if my soul were a cooking show:
Highlights for me:
- That bag of milk. That pesky milk bag would not stop troubling our cooking friend. Yet, this gentleman refused to learn the lesson after the first 3 upsets. My presumptuous soul so often overlooks the danger of sin and temptation until after the upset.
- Egg opening technique. I love how this man sought to demonstrate a new way of cracking an egg. His attempt to reinvent the wheel didn’t bode well. My attempts to deal with struggles and situations using my intuition and inventiveness will always result in messiness. Ah, it is far better to stick to the wise paths that godly men before me have walked.
- Such exertion! Go to 3:48 in the video and take a look at the man’s facial expression: pure exertion. Problem was that the jar was facing the wrong direction. I too exert much time, energy and focus on attempts to grow and change, but in it all I can be facing the wrong direction. Instead of looking to Christ and gospel grace for forgiveness and motivation and power to change, I look to self-help or self-atonement for the answers.
- Expert advice. Through it all this man kept his cool and continued a flow of seemingly effortless commentary and expert advice, even though his actions and the results of his actions were wanting. I am ever the expert in my own mind and self-righteousness can flourish even if there’s no evidence to back it up.
I wonder if you can also see life connections in this cooking video… do share!