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Spiritual Innovation

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30 May 2024

I love taking tea in the morning. Today there was no tea at home and sent my son to buy me a pack of Lipton Tea from the store. When this pack was brought to me I saw some changes. The first thing that attracted me was that fact that there were four golden wrapped small boxes in the pack. In fact each looked as if it was a block of polished raw gold. Then I asked myself, “What is behind this beautifully wrapped package of tea?” Before I opened the box, I was expecting the same, sachets of tea that were individually wrapped with paper that you have to peel off the paper before you insert into the cup. When I opened the pack, it was amazingly beautiful. The tea bags were orderly arranged beautifully in the small box. I perceived the aroma of inviting fresh tea neatly packed in the box. This time I do not need to be peeling off the paper before I insert it in to my cup.

As an accountant I could behold the cost-effectiveness in the repackaging which of course will be translated into increase in the profitability of the Lipton Tea company. Apart from this, the quality of the tea and its freshness was well preserved in the water tight, golden sealed wrapping paper. Lastly, the retrieving process of each of the tea bag was very easy because of the orderly arrangement of each sachet in the newly innovated packaging. You can now take one of the golden box to the table, and after every member of the family had finished using it, seal up the remaining sachets in the small box and return it to the main box.  One can even use the used box as an improvised storage device for pen and pencil that will neatly fit-in on our office desks.

Then a thought flood in into my mind. Then I remember that this is what God expect believers to do with our relationship with Him. We need to rearrange our priorities in order to bring forth the best in us for the glory of God. We need to be quality conscious in the time and in the way we relate with our Creator. We need to set our eyes on the goal of spiritual profitability and ensure that we do not allow any corruption to pollute our Christian lives. “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14) Orderliness, holiness and righteousness supposed to be our watchword in our day-to-day Christian lives. We need to exude aroma of brightness in our kind and merciful relationship with humanity in order to show forth our ambassadorial calling of our Lord Jesus Christ to the world. Our prayer life needs to be reevaluated and be taken to a new level of closeness to the Lord. We need to reach out to world with the word of God in evangelism, so that prayerfully, the sinner may turn to the Savior in repentance and able to embrace salvation. We need to repackage, re-brand and renovate our Christian lives to conform to an acceptable standard that God demanded of us. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)

Prayer: O Lord, help me to do the needful spiritual deeds to improve daily according to the revelation of your word. Teach me Heavenly Father to aim high as a faithful servant, so that my best can be made manifest for Your glory in my Christian life, in Jesus name, Amen


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