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And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.  Romans 8:11 NIV

germs-no-noLately, I have read a lot about nutrients, or actually the lack of them in our modern American diets. Chemicals, preservatives and soil depletion play havoc with our digestive track, leaving it sluggish and prone to store fat. We need probiotics to supplement our diet and boost the little nutrients we are digesting. Otherwise nasty bacteria build up that actually makes us crave carbs and sugars,  leave us bloated and produce irregularity. The problem seems to be that these bad bacteria gobble up the good bacteria God placed in our bodies to help breakdown the foods for proper absorption.  And these bad bacteria trick us into thinking we are not full and persuade us to eat even more unhealthily.

More and more nutritionists are stating that our lack of willpower is due to these messages the bad bacteria are sending to our brains, and the addiction to sweets and carbs can become ten times stronger that that of heroine. We need help in the form of supplements. Trouble is, commercialism has boarded the bandwagon and there are some pro-biotic supplements being sold that are not as nutritious. The ingredients are watered down, and some things like sugars and carbs are added in to make them cheaper and more palatable.

Today’s society can act similarly on our souls. Secular appetites are craving more and more diversity and immorality. One you give in to a little, it is difficult not to give into a lot.  Click on one provocative email “just to see” and you inbox blossoms with them.  View one show on TV with bedroom scenes, and you trick your mind into thinking, well it’s airing on prime time so it must not be that bad. Let a few colorful adjectives slip from your tongue while around the guys, and your vocabulary begins to deteriorate little by little.

Eventually these bits of unhealthy living invade your life and your mind begins craving more. You become sluggish and fattened by the fast-food, instant -gratification desires instead of waiting on the Lord’s timing and being satisfied. Your willpower weakens.  Looser morals become more tolerated and in the back of your brain the voice whispers, “Everyone else is watching it, doing it, liking it. That’s our world now. No big deal.”

As our bodies need pro-biotics to combat the effects of modern living,  our spirits need pro-soulotics: new-trients offered by the Holy Spirit for our new spiritual bodies. We need doses of good  each and every day to help combat the bad that seems to be growing around us in massive numbers. Trouble is, some new-age religious practices are not providing the correct dosage. They offer a watered-down version of the Truth to make it more appealing.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  2 Corinthians 5:17

 

Daily amounts of Scripture, prayer-time and fellowship with other Christians can help restore the balance in our lives. Have you had you daily dose of the real Truth?

 

 

 

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