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Spiritual Laboratory

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16 April 2024

A laboratory is defined as a place that is set up under a strict regulations where various chemical compositions are measured and mixed together with each other under a certain condition and at a certain temperature. The end result of the chemical reactions which could be gas, liquid or other complex chemical composition are observed, weighed and the related relevant data are recorded for further study and analysis. Laboratories are not only limited for carrying out various tests in the test-tube over the burner. The scope of experiments in some of the laboratories are amazing. One thing is general and real about all laboratories, “for every activities in the laboratory after various chemicals had been mixed together, there is always a noticeable reaction.”

Our body is a sophisticated and sensitive machine with a super laboratory within. The chemical composition that comprises of amino acid generally known as protein, sodium, carbohydrate, water, oxygen, fatty-acid and other unknown complex chemical compositions are in balanced proportion, cooperating with each other and complementing each other in order they may work together for our peace. Any surplus or shortage in their respective proportion level will impact negatively in the health of the person.

Whatever nutritious food you eat or drink reacts one way or the other in your body to make you grow very well and healthy. So also whatever intake of some food or other substances you consume out of undue craving gradually destroys your sensitive organs and perhaps alter your destiny. A plump individual living on fatty fast-food as a result of craving is gradually increasing cholesterol build up in his system. He is thereby diligently digging his grave with his own teeth. So also a diabetic prone individual who will not control his sugary or carbohydrate related food intake is preparing himself for frequent visits to the hospital. Some drink various alcohol beverages thereby sending themselves to their graves early as a result of auto accident or some other alcohol related complications in their livers. And some puffed and snuffed drug paraphernalia to change their permanent home address to the mental health institutions.

The guideline for food intake is as follows: Watch what you eat. If your food is not vitamin enriching do not eat it. Identify your enemy; your craving is selfish. Do not permit your craving to pass through your mouth to mislead your tongue. Above all, the scripture asked us, Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself.” (1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT) Please consider these sincere advice: Please “feed your spirit with the word of God,” it will inspire you and enrich your wisdom. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Colossian 3:16) “Do not misuse your body,” because it is a gift of God to keep your body, soul and spirit together here on earth so that you can function effectively. Make a right choice in the friends you keep because bad friendships can make you to develop taste for evil habits and thereby impair your relationship with the Holy Spirit dwelling in you.

Prayer: O Lord, grant me the grace to live for You in righteousness with my body. Make me a friend of my body to nurture and manage it in an acceptable way for your glory. Let me be able to return to you at last with this glorious body in Jesus name, Amen.


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