Monday, February 23, 2015

Secret Ingredient

It's not really a secret but it could be to a lot of people.  So just in case you haven't heard of it, let's continue on.

I don't know how many of you bake bread, but I know most of you probably bake cookies, rolls etc.  If you forgot to put in the leavening, what would happen?  Your bread, cookies etc, would be flat as a pancake.  The leaven works secretly, you don't see it but you see the results, so it is with our spiritual life.

The spiritual leaven is 'truth', it works in our lives silently, steadily,  to transform the soul.  The natural inclinations are softened and subdued.  New thoughts, new feelings, new motives, are implanted.  A new standard of character is set up, 'The Life of Christ'.

Why do we see so many harsh words,  why are there so many that can not bear opposition to their plans and purposes?  There is seen in their lives the same anger, the same hasty speech, the same love of self, as is seen in the unconverted person.  They are the same selfish person they have always been.  Why is this?  The reason is they have not let the leaven of truth permeate their lives and convert their hearts.  God speaks through His word and His word is truth, so listen carefully when you read His word and ask to be filled with the Holy Spirits fullness and the leaven will begin to work and transform your life into a life full of blessings, like Christ's life.

Do you want your life to be a blessing?  I do, so let's listen to God's word because His word is truth and truth is the leaven that transforms our life.  Without the truth (leaven) our life will not be transformed into something beautiful like Christ's.  Grandma Joan

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