What Do Crepes Have to Do With the Glory of God?

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Taken in 2007 in France

I love crepes. They remind me of being in France with my brother and dear friends eating homemade crepes. Crepes can be tricky to make though. You have to have the pan at the right temperature and the thin pancakes easily tear. This past Saturday morning I decided to make crepes for breakfast. I used a recipe that I never had before and they were THE BEST crepes I have ever made. It may be due to the fact that they are made with whole wheat flour, but they were not as flimsy as they usually are. And they were incredibly delicious. I highly recommend eating them with butter, powdered sugar, and lemon juice. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients: 

3  eggs

1 and 1/4 cups skim milk

Pinch of salt

1 cup spelt (whole-wheat) flour

tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

Instructions:

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1/4-cup of the skim milk, and the salt.

2. Add the flour, whisking constantly, until the mixture is smooth.

3. Add the remaining cup of skim milk and 1 tablespoon of the melted butter and whisk until smooth.  Set aside and let sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes or so.

4. Heat a 10-inch non-stick pan over medium heat.  Using a silicone brush, lightly brush the pan with some of the remaining melted butter.

5.  Pour a scant 1/3-cup of the batter into the pan and immediately swirl the pan to evenly coat the entire bottom surface.

6. Cook the crêpe until lightly browned on the bottom, about 45 seconds.

7. Very carefully, flip the crêpe and cook on the other side, about 15-30 seconds longer. (I started to see small bubbles form on the surface.)  Transfer to a serving plate and keep warm while you repeat this process with the rest of the batter, brushing the pan with the remaining butter as needed.

For the full recipe and filling options, click here.

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My brother and I in Annecy, France in 2007.

But what does this have to do with the glory of God? Everything. As Christians, we are familiar with the verse, “Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31. But how often do we really think, “How can I give glory to God by eating these crepes?” Or “How can I give glory to God by brushing my teeth?” Or “How can I give glory to God while doing this math problem that I hate?” We need to recognize that we can worship God through the mundane, just as well as we can through the profound. And there are typically a lot more mundane moments than there are profound ones! You can worship Him through those mundane moments by taking them captive for Christ. Capture that moment by praising Him for that task. Praise Him that He has provided you with variety in food, praise Him that He has given you teeth to brush, praise Him that He has given you a mind to do math problems. Those things bring the Lord as much glory as singing worship songs. We need to be more conscious of bringing Him praise through every day things.

What are some ways that you have captured those mundane moments for Christ?

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