29 Jul 2012 Leave a Comment
Zoe dislikes everyone.
I made a blackberry yogurt angel food cake. It’s easy, cut the cake in half, spread blackberry yogurt on it, slice blackberries and put them on, put the top piece on, spread yogurt on it and top with whole blackberries.
Variations: mandarin oranges (and orange yogurt), strawberries (and strawberry yogurt), etc. If you let it sit in the fridge for a bit before eating it, the yogurt soaks into the cake and it’s even better.
I Corinthians 6:12-20 The Message
12 Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it’s spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims. 13 You know the old saying, “First you eat to live, and then you live to eat”? Well, it may be true that the body is only a temporary thing, but that’s no excuse for stuffing your body with food, or indulging it with sex. Since the Master honors you with a body, honor him with your body! 14-15 God honored the Master’s body by raising it from the grave. He’ll treat yours with the same resurrection power. Until that time, remember that your bodies are created with the same dignity as the Master’s body. You wouldn’t take the Master’s body off to a whorehouse, would you? I should hope not.
16-20 There’s more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, “The two become one.” Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master, we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever—the kind of sex that can never “become one.” There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others. In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God-given and God-modeled love, for “becoming one” with another. Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.
When we claim to be Christians we mean that we have given over ourselves. We no longer own the body and soul that we were given, we are merely responsible for using it in a way that honors God and that shows Him to others. We can no longer live however we please, “But, I have the right to do anything”, but not everything is beneficial and ‘I will not be mastered by anything.’ God owns me all; lock, stock and barrel. I might not always be a great steward, but when I realize that I can’t do it on my own, I can get reoriented to the right way.