A Homogenized Life

 

"May the God of peace sanctify you wholly: spirit, soul, and body." I Thessalonians 5:23

Many years ago, during the 40's and 50's, fresh milk was delivered daily to my families' doorstep.

As a lad, I was amazed by how the pasteurized quart bottles had cream at the top, which my folks used for their coffee; a skim milk, which we fed to the cats; and, a middle milk, which we used on our cereal. Once homogenized milk became the fad in the 60's, I was disappointed by the cream being equally mixed throughout the milk. I had drawn the conclusion that keeping the cream at the top was better. I was wrong.

This childhood lesson taught me a very valuable principle that has helped me understand life and serve the Lord.

I finally understood that failing to find a balanced/homogenized life frustrates the life of freedom in Christ, and this binds a person. "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled with the yoke of bondage." (Galatians 5:1) In salvation, God creates a condition of liberty, or freedom, for the whole person: spirit, soul, body. ( I Thessalonians 5:23)

Stand fast in the freedom from bondage Christ has given you in the new birth.

Let's pray together: "Dear Lord, thank You for Your designs. Help us to be thankful for and healthy in our spirit, our soul, and our body. We need Your Spirit's help to find a powerful integrated/homogenized life. Thank You, Amen."

Dr. Bob, Surprise, AZ