Lately I have been making a lot of homemade bread and starting to really feel comfortable with the steps. Mix flour and spices, yeast with warm water, add to flour, shape and let rise. After you let the dough rise you punch it down so that you can shape it and let rise once more for baking. As I was thinking about the steps I wonder how many times do we feel like we are being punched down? But even more than that how many times do rise again! We should be encouraged that we can only rise up and conqueror to be who God has called us to be regardless of circumstances.
"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us." Romans 8:37