The Law of Fermentation PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:07

TODAY’S MANNA

BY Berlie G. Yap

 

“I will visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”(Jer. 29:11, ESV)

Fermentation, here in our country, is usually associated to vinegar or to local wine making. The longer the vinegar or the wine is kept, the betteris the quality. The natural chemical, in its raw liquid, has that exceptionalreactionsthat its endresult is always better than to any commercial product. Usually, the latter is only an extender, and worse they may have added long-term side effects which can be detrimentalto our bodies. Thus,natural vinegar is pretty expensive.

Relatively, such principle also works the same in our growing process. For example, the longer we stay patient in all of our trials, the better are the results of our expected dreams. “In your patience possess ye your souls.” (Luke 21:19, KJV) Here’s a good example—if you want to plant a papaya tree, it will just be 8 months, and you can harvest then.But if you wish to instead soak an acacia seed, its tree will take at least 15 years to fully mature!

Takeyour patienceas your strong inspiration along in the journey. All of us are actually travelers in this world. We are only a passing creature in this world. “As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field.” (Ps. 103:15, ESV) Don’t be in a hurry always. Grow naturally. Wrong decisions, most of the time, happen when wedon’t have any check and balance.

Usually, compulsive actions are bound to fail. Thus, the statistics in the country confirms that most early marriages, as started by other reasons than a prepared one,often end in separation. But check this out, a well-thought and planned marriage stays the stronger, as the years go by.

A relationship that underwent a longer fermentation grows better each day. Such law also works the same to any aspect in our lives.We can’t gamble our future. Real things do not have a take twosomething. Anytime when we make decisions,their implications are always perpetual. It binds us to such decision, not just for week or only for some time, but all the rest of our lives.

It is wisdom then to think and plan well, at least before we jump to either decide yes or no. “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” (Matt. 5:37, ESV) A fool is easily known because healways has plenty of words. Whereas, a wise man speaks less,because he thinks more before he releaseshis words.

“Regret” is the twin brother of“wrong decisions”. Friends, we can’t retrieve our words which we alreadyspoke. When we declare anything,such is already settled as something permanent.Here is a wisdom: he who knows how to wait, can soar like the eagles in the sky; He can run and not be weary;he can definitely walk and not faint. (Isa. 40:31)

Healthier foods can be found in our homes’ kitchens, because they are cooked either byour moms or our spouses, than in any fastfood. The simple distinction is the time preparation. Anyfastfood cooks their foods faster, while our moms, or our spouses,do them in proper time and with love. Thus, betterfoodsare found in homes than in anyfastfood.

Produce your laborpatiently. Take your time in each of your endeavor. Avoid rushing-up. In the process,learn the art of discernment—to know the perfect timing of your endeavors. Ferment your desires;be willing to wait than to gamble your future in your haste. Never trade your quality results to mediocrity.

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