August 21, 2018
Happy Tuesday Wholetonians!
Michael here, hoping you've been enjoying your summer. Each season seems to have its own cadence, and for me, summer seems to just fly by! My friends up North try to get in as much time outdoors as possible, because before they know it, the pool cover goes on, the lounge chairs are stored away, and the sweaters come out of the closet. Although often scrutinized, there is nothing like getting out in the sun.
One huge health benefit of proper exposure to the sun (sunscreen inclusive) is natural vitamin D. Vitamin D has recently gained its proper accolades as an essential vitamin as well as a powerful immune booster! Living in Florida, I ALWAYS have an ample supply of natural vitamin D; however, a vast number of Americans are deficient in this amazing vitamin.
During the Florida summers, I take a very low dose of vitamin D in my daily regimen. But if you live up North, or tend to spend most of your time indoors, you may want to consider supplementing with 5000 IU’s of D3 in the summer and 10,000 IU’s in the fall and winter seasons. If you deal with SAD (seasonal anxiety disorder), this could really help. Since we are discussing seasons, let’s segue into this week’s musing, “In The Fullness Of Time.”
As I mention in my book, The Sound Of Healing, time is a relative, man-derived, linear measurement, a point A to point B finite construct. Eternity, however, is infinite, like a circle, with no perceivable beginning and no perceivable end. Thus, time can be full or complete.
To develop this musing, let’s look at a definition from the Cambridge Dictionary: “If you say something will happen in the fullness of time, you mean that it will happen if you wait long enough: Everything will become clear in the fullness of time.” In other words, you can know something is going to happen, but you may not know whenit will happen.
When what you believed would manifest finally does, you could say it happened in the “fullness of time.” This time lapse between the knowing and the seeing is an element of faith.
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Faith is always tested; hence, we believe. Then, in the fullness of time, we see the evidence of what we believed! For hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, generations of people believed He would appear.
Galatians 4:4-7, “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through Christ.”
So, here’s a question: what are you believing for? Have you been holding on to a dream that you were absolutely certain would come to pass, only to let discouragement and doubt overwhelm you as days, perhaps years, pass by without any change whatsoever?
Dear friend, I believed in Wholetonesfor many years before it became a reality. When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows she is with child. However, it will take 9 months to “see” that child face to face. Believe me, the greater the vision, the greater the wait, but all will become clear in the fullness of time.
Delays are never denials … just believe! Dare to dream because dreams come true. Until next week…
Michael S. Tyrrell
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