Substance: More Than Icing.
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cake? Sweet, moist, smooth icing, etc... Needless to say its usually all happy thoughts. Now let's take the icing away from the actual cake. When we eat icing alone after a period of time the icing does one of two things; it's too sweet to eat or it has lost its flavor. What does it lose it's flavor: it has no substance. How many of us are passing through life as icing. Sure we are sweet on the outside, but there's nothing else to us. The bible tells us that beauty fades. What happens when the good, hair, looks, and clothing fade away? Where's the cake? The cake is the substance: generosity, compassionate, loving, God-fearing, kindness......The cake is the layer that sticks.It fills you up, it keeps you coming back because God's love is working in and through (Fruits of the Spirit).
Peter 3:3-4 "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of God's sight."
Rather than being seen substance (cake)strives to do God's work while icing sweet as it may look or be will never be anything but the same icing and the filler. Is there more to you than meets the eye? Are you more than icing?