Apple Cider Vinegar

“After desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death” James 1:15 (NIV)

When we receive Christ into our lives, we get the Holy Spirit. We now have access to God working inside us, developing our character, molding our thinking, and especially, cleaning up our ugly habits and wrongs.

My son has had this horrible wart growing on his knuckle for years. Every once in a while he would  attempt a quick fix cure from the drug store. All this did was create an armor “super wart”. He even tried to cut it out due to complete frustration. It only came back bigger and stronger (looked like a 6th finger).

I told him of a cure. When apple cider vinegar is dipped in cotton and taped to the wart every night for several weeks, the virus will slowly die. My son gave up after one attempt of course, but I encouraged him to persist.

Slowly he saw the “monster” turn black and die after continual and consistent treatment.

Our deep embedded sins and insecurities take time for the Holy Spirit to erode out of our lives. Our treatment needs to come in the form of continual and consistent confessing (admitting) to God, asking Him to change us, and even recruiting others to pray and ask us how we are doing.


Heavenly Father, do a work in me so I can experience life to the fullest. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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