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A Thought on Conversion

Ps Doug Batchelor in his book Who Do You Think You Are? (p. 88) shares the following insight regarding good works and (true) conversion.

We can’t make the miracle of conversion happen by doing good works, but it won’t come if we feed on what the world has for us to consume. We can provide an inviting environment for the Spirit by what we choose to read, watch, and talk about. Conversion happens with the renewing of our minds, which the Holy Spirit makes possible so we can “prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2 KJV)

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Organelles: Intracellular compartments

“for in him we live, and move, and have our being” Acts 17:28 KJV

Intracellular organelles.

Organisation of a cell.

Cells are magnificent creatures and entities. There are organisms that are composed of only one cell such amoebas and bacteria, simple organisms composed of more than one cell (multicellular) such as the hydra, and complex multicellular organisms such as humans, plants, and animals. Just as our bodies are made up of different organs each performing their own function so cells are composed of different organelles. These organelles keep the cell alive. Some organelles store nutrients (vacuoles) while others produce energy (mitochondria) while yet others, such as peroxisomes, contain dangerous chemicals that would destroy the cell if these chemicals were left to roam around freely in the cell’s main compartment.

Compartmentalisation is part of who we are. Our bodies, brains, cells, and proteins are all compartmentalised. So, its natural that we would want to compartmentalise our lives and time as well. Some of us compartmentalise our personalities too, acting differently in the company of different people. We even constrain our spiritual lives, our relationship with God, to Saturdays or Sundays and to the prayers we say before our meal or get into bed at night.

But, God would not have it that way. Although cells are organised into different organelles, small fat particles line and define these organelles. So, God would have our faith, our relationship with Him, permeate and define the way we live our lives and interact with each other. Because ultimately we are cells in His body, the Church. He’s character is to be our DNA and His love the proteins that mediate the internal cellular processes as our faith and beliefs lend structure to our being. Won’t you allow God to compartmentalise your life instead of doing yourself allowing Him to mould your faith the way He moulds the cells that constitute our bodies? Won’t you let your faith pervade every area of your life?

Loving Father in Heaven, may Your life become mine. As You are present everywhere in this universe You created so I pray that You will be present everywhere in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.


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Taking a Look at Circumcision

“…[A] person is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart — by the Spirit, not the letter…” Rom 2:29 HCSB

Researchers[1] from the world’s largest study on male circumcision, which is being conducted in Uganda, reported that circumcision reduced Continue reading