Sweet Milk

 

“Please pass the sweet milk,” my grandfather requested. As I lift the carton from the unsteady hospital table and place it in his hands, I am suddenly reminded of something D.L. Moody once said “Most people talk cream and live skim milk.”

If our hearts are spiritually underfed, we will produce “skim-milk” Christianity. Our lips may utter spiritual sounding words in prayer, worship, and conversation ~ giving the impression of “top-grade cream.” But the reality is revealed by what is consistently produced in our lives. Are we producing full flavored cream? or just the watered down kind?

So, how can we live cream and not just talk about it?

David wrestled with this in Psalm 19. He took a personal inventory of the condition of his heart in these verses. David was honest with himself and with God when he asked to be cleansed from secret faults and presumptuous sins. He knew he needed God to help him harmonize his walk with his talk. So he prayed God’s word, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you,” Psalm 19:14.

In our walk, let’s move from skim milk to cream by being transparent, honest, and prayerful.

Psalm 19:10-14 (MSG)

10 God’s Word is better than a diamond,
better than a diamond set between emeralds.
You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring,
better than red, ripe strawberries.

11-14 There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger
and directs us to hidden treasure.
Otherwise how will we find our way?
Or know when we play the fool?
Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
Keep me from stupid sins,
from thinking I can take over your work;
Then I can start this day sun-washed,
scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.
These are the words in my mouth;
these are what I chew on and pray.
Accept them when I place them
on the morning altar,
O God, my Altar-Rock,
God, Priest-of-My-Altar.

 

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5 Responses

03.05.12

Forgot to mention have a blessed day today….It’s early and I am doing to many things at once.
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I love this analogy, Kelli. A lot of truth in something so simple. Love and hugs,
Debbie
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03.05.12

Amen!

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03.05.12

Love it!
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03.05.12

Love those verses. I want my life to reflect full-flavored cream…great reminder! Love you!

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