“Why not just ‘bake the cake?'” “We must ‘trust and obey!’

“Who do you think you are, not accepting our choices! You’ve caused us great distress! Even our blood pressure rises!”

“We are so sorry you are hurt by the denial of service, but you see these hands were made to bake cakes. We’ve been given a gift from God, our cakes are an offering of worship!”

“Those are your beliefs, they are not mine! You’re a bakery and we need a cake, we demand you bake, or we’ll take you to court. See how you feel after you’ve been presented a lofty and great fine!”

“You have your freedoms to make the choices you make, but won’t you respect ours? That in faith, because of those choices, we simply can’t bake!”

“You have brought our blood to the boiling point now!” You’re judge-mental, ‘holier than thou’- is this what you call love?’ You will be sorry! We will make sure of that, and HOW!”

“For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit…” (Romans 1:9). We know that “…that the LORD, He is God; It is He who made us and not we ourselves;” Psalm 100:3). We have vowed in our hearts to live faithful to Him, even to 212 degrees, to the ‘boiling point’ if you may, to be concerned with what God says- not be swayed by man! The bottom line is: there is a God, and we choose to walk in His Way!”

“Well, you are free to worship how you may in your churches, but when you are in schools or in town or  in  business, you must obey the law which has changed, don’t you know? Who do you think you are, denying this service? We wanted a cake, and you outright said, “No!”

“It is because God loves you and me both that we must refuse.  We must take a stand for God, it’s  a matter of ‘life and death’ -we ALL need the Good News!  We got on our knees before the bakery doors opened, and we asked our Father in heaven to help us to ‘walk in the light’.  That the sweet cakes we bake would give glory to Him, so, each day He gives us, we bake and give thanks, that ‘the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin!'” (1John 1:7). And that includes you,  ‘there’s none righteous, no not one’ (Rom 3:10), that is why God sent His only Son!

“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5). ‘There is a way, to a man that seems right,… but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12). We all need a Savior, ‘all we like sheep have gone astray…!’ (Is. 53:6)  Our hands do the baking, but the product speaks of His  love.  We lay down our lives, as He did for us, even, above the law (that seems to change each day), in full, whole-hearted surrender,  “Yes, Jesus – in You, we  ‘trust and obey!'”

“When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way! While we do His good will, He abides with us still, And with all who will Trust and obey.”

“Not a shadow can rise, Not a cloud in the skies, But His smile quickly drives it away! While we do His good will, He abides with us still, And with all who will Trust and obey.”

“But we never can prove The delights of His love, Until all on the altar we lay; For the favor He shows, And the joy He bestows Are for them who will Trust  and obey.”

“There is fellowship sweet We will sit at His feet, Or we’ll walk by His side in the way; What He says we will do, Where He sends we will go, Never fear, only Trust and obey” Trust and obey, for there’s no other way To be happy in Jesus, But to trust and obey.” (Trust and Obey John H. Sammis, 1887). 

“Why not just bake the cake?” “Because we have made the choice to ‘Trust and obey’ that others may come to His light and pray!”


Author: tonirypkema

Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

2 thoughts on ““Why not just ‘bake the cake?'” “We must ‘trust and obey!’”

  1. I write today in honor of a ‘great cloud of witnesses’ that God has given to me. Some very special men and women of God that lived their lives completely for Jesus. Living for Jesus in their kitchens and living rooms and loving the children and splashing God’s love. And traveling to countries to share the Good News to poor hungry children so happy to hear. Trusting and obeying no matter what happened – God has blessed me with witnesses to remember that I may have courage myself to Live strong and courageous for Jesus my Lord, and grow in His grace. Thank you God for Jenny and Robin Lawrence, and Pastor Gary and Paul Loures and for little Susanna, and so many more. thank you Lord for Your love! Please help us believers to ‘walk in the light’ and be filled with Your love, to be wise as serpents but gentle as doves! In Jesus name, Toni Rypkema

  2. Reblogged this on Toni Rypkema and commented:

    I have to share this again! So many don’t know the news, and aren’t sure about the cake! What cake and when and this really doesn’t make sense! So I post again only because it’s even more than about cake makers today, but now there are judges who are being told to step down, and who knows all the other law suits and the jobs that will be lost -because, you see, ‘tolerance’ is only a one way street – it seems! So today, anyone who calls himself a ‘Christian’ – must remember that to be ‘like Christ’ might cause us to suffer in the ways He did too. So, we must pray and remember that ‘We don’t wrestle against flesh and blood’ that this is a battle against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places’! But the Winning Team has already had it’s write up! Christians, we must have courage and love and be filled with the Spirit because, ‘this is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith!'(1 John 5:4, Exclamation point, mine!)

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