By Summer Elizabeth Ball
If you haven’t already read my article, A New Tradition: Daily Bread in the SheBelieves Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2. This blog post continues my and my mama’s journey of growing, keeping, and using a sourdough starter.
Today, we found our sourdough starter had separated a bit. Per Jami’s blog post How to Grow, Keep, & Use a Sourdough Starter on An Oregon Cottage, Simple Homemade Life, we opted to leave the liquid or “hooch,” as she calls it. We transferred our starter into a clean 64-ounce Ball Jar, Wide Mouth, using a wooden spoon. We mixed it up a little with the wooden spoon and then added the dry and wet ingredients right into the jar.
Today, we added 1/2 cup of King Arthur, 100% Whole Grain Whole Wheat Flour, 1/2 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Dark Rye Flour, and then 1 cup of arrowhead water at room temperature. Again, we slowly mixed it all up inside the jar with our wooden spoon until it was thoroughly mixed.
Here’s what it looked like after covering the jar with some cheesecloth. We put it back on top of the refrigerator to grow some more until tomorrow, Day 4.
Since we’ve been talking about our sourdough starter growing, I am reminded of how the church can grow. I am not speaking about a building we call a church. I am talking about the body of Christ, which is made up of all believers everywhere.
Acts 2:46-47 says, “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”
My heart is presently focused on the last part because today, you do not need to look very far to realize how desperate we need revival. So many people need to hear the Gospel, and many of us need to be reminded why we call ourselves Christians; we need to remember our first love.
Believers all over the world need to come together, worshipping God and studying His Word regularly. We are more than a community. We are a family, God’s sons and daughters. When we pursue our first love and share Him with others, He will grow the church.
Pray for revival. Tell others about your first love, Jesus.
Come back to our blog tomorrow, for day 4 of the Daily Bread series.
All Scripture quotes from King James Version.
Photos taken by Summer Elizabeth Ball.
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