Friday, March 4, 2016

The sweet aroma of faith

As I was browsing through the net, I came upon this nice post in www.ecclesia.org.The reading of the story reinforces the belief that total faith in the Supreme relieves one from the pressures of life’s problems
“You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother complaining about her hard life. She was tired of fighting and struggling.
Mother invited her into the kitchen. Here she filled three pots with water and placed each on a high burner. They chatted while she placed carrots, eggs and ground coffee beans, separately, in each of the three pans. In about twenty minutes she turned off the stove. The contents of each pan were placed, apart from one another, in two dishes and a cup
Now, she spoke, "You see Carrots, eggs, and coffee." The daughter was asked to feel the carrots - they were soft. With the shell removed, it was obvious the eggs had become hard. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter asked, "What's this all about?" Her mother explained that all three ingredients had faced boiling water, but each reacted differently. The hard carrot softened and became weak. The liquid egg contents had become hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were boiled they had changed the water.
"Which are you most like?" she asked her daughter. "When trouble knocks, how does it affect you? Are you like the carrot, the egg, or the coffee bean?" Think of this: The ground up coffee bean actually changed the hot water, the very circumstance that brings pain. When the water gets hot, the coffee releases the fragrance and flavor. Faith in God is like that.

If you are a faith-filled believer, when things are at their worst, you release the love of God that changes both yourself and the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, you let go and let God have his way. This is how a believer makes the difference in adversity. It's called the sweet aroma of faith”

19 comments:

  1. That's a good way to look at life and keep the optimism. Life is always hard on us but you expressed it in a very positive way:)

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  2. This is a good way to explain faith! I and my husband always discuss about faith. If we have faith in our gods, or godmen or women, our tensions will come down. But it is not easy to blindly place faith of god. Need lot of belief, which I doubt we have.

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  3. True! sweet is the aroma of faith. You had once told me .. "Closer he is to you than your skin." These words have always pacified and reinforced faith.

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  4. Yes, it makes a lot of sense. Without faith I would just disappear in to nothingness, it is the staff that I always try to lean on!

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  5. Beautiful! Faith is the sweet aroma that keeps lives ticking!

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  6. Such a lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. Namaste.
    loved the metaphor
    have coffee

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  8. the power of faith and God is beyond words

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  9. Never doubt the power of faith and prayers ! I believe. Good post

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  10. I loved it.It allows the bleeding minds to clot with faith in the Almighty.

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  11. This is true. That's why maybe we become more ardent believers during trying times!

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  12. Where there is faith , God enters in you. It is very true

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  13. Beautiful story and message. Beautifully written.

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  14. Very Nice analogy. Yes we need to face the hurdles. In beginning they may seem hard nuts but as we experience facing some it develops courage in us and it encourages us to stand up to some good causes too when things are against us.

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  15. Very nice story and very nice lesson. Great post, enjoyed it a lot and learned as well. Thanks for sharing.

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