An Unexpected Surprise

In many German restaurants you can find what may look like an
unusual item on the menu: Spaghettini.

Chefs create it to look like a plate of spaghetti, but it’s actually
an ice-cream delicacy.

Vanilla ice-cream is served in thin strands that resemble
spaghetti noodles, and strawberry puree is poured on top that looks
like marinara sauce. You’ll even find coconut flakes on top to mimic
parmesan cheese!

May I state the obvious?
Although it looks like one thing on the outside, it’s completely
different once you taste it.

The same is often true of us, isn’t it?

We profess Christ on the outside.

We easily lift our hands in praise on Sunday mornings.
But when someone cuts in front of us on the road . . . do our
insides match our outsides?

Aren’t you grateful that God is patient with us?
Each one of us is still a work in progress.
Ephesians 5:1 tells us to copycat our heavenly Father:

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do. . . .” (NLT)

Let’s continue to allow God to break us and reshape us in His
holy image as we walk with Him.


I just returned from speaking to pastors and wives at a state-
wide ministers retreat in Alaska. God was faithful and blessed in
wonderful ways. I’m excited about speaking in Alaska again June 1-8,
2019 on the Susie Shellenberger Ministries cruise. I’d LOVE for you
to join me! This will be an amazing spiritual retreat complete with the
adventure and wonder of Alaska’s beauty! If you’d like more

information, please send me an email (not on this website, but
through my email address):

9 replies
  1. Fawn Scott
    Fawn Scott says:

    Thank you for this reminder to be authentic in my walk with Christ! Pray for me There are difficult people that make this hard to do ! Thank you Love you Susie Sincerely Fawn


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