Today my family and I read from the book of Ezekiel and were reminded about how the Lord can restore, revive and resurrect even the most dire situation.
Once we were done with our prayers I went to the kitchen to finish the croissants I started making yesterday morning…yes yesterday .
When I was looking for a recipe @sallysbakeblog described making croissants as a labour of love and now I know why!
I adapted her recipe a bit and my croissants turned out reasonably well! I put some cinnamon butter in a couple but the children preferred them plain. Next time I will try rolling with some chocolate.
I got tired of folding the dough but my sister encouraged me to fold one more time and I learnt the imporatence of having the right people to encourage and cheer you on. Here are some more lessons I learnt from my croissant making process:
Did I mention how long it took ? Girl! I kept looking for short recipes but they all required lots of steps and lots of resting time in between. I was tempted not to follow through and to roll the dough over the butter less times than required but the truth is that anything worth doing is worth doing well! Remember ; Ecclesiastes 7:8
“Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”
There is always a process and if you want certain results you must go through the process. Yes sometimes you can fast track somethings but most times that process is essential. Children most pass through their teenage years to become adults and a seed must first die before it grows. Follow the process!
The process may not be easy but it’s for a purpose. I was like biko whats all this long process for croissants but it’s that process that reveals its purpose. Light, flaky, delicate and scrumptious!
I was listening to Apostle Selman the other day and he mentioned that fulfillment was a gift we gave ourselves. At the end of the process I felt some sense of accomplishment. I had set out to make croissants and I did it! That’s how it is when set out to do the things God wants us to do. We are fulfilled seeing our impact on our children and those around us, it may require perseverance, patience and a process but it is so worth it!
Have a most blessed day!