By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Things you will need:
-Vice Grip
-Safety Glasses
Traits of strength and endurance will also prove valuable.
Today we will be tackling a 24 pack of BOOST.
Blast, Bugger, and Jeepers (as my friend likes to say) are words that will be used with frequency throughout our task so I suggest you cover your ears if you don't like them.
For those of you unfamiliar with BOOST;
It is a high energy protein drink with consumers ranging in all ages and stages of life, but its primary audience is the elderly and those with a special dietary need of some kind.
BOOST is a staple and a "main stay" in hospitals, nursing homes, and health care facilities.
Personally, I think its primary audience should be athletes since it requires a Herculean effort to open even a single bottle.
Gratefully, I come employed with a heavy dose of energized "Duracell" in my blood but I know many do not and cannot get the darn bottles open.
While I'm sure the manufacturers of the BOOST bottles have reasons for their buggerish packaging, folks have to figure out in the meantime how to open them up in order to be supplied with the nutrients that help to sustain them.
Hmmm ...
Some of God's promises, similarly, are like opening up a bottle of BOOST;
They don't all open up easy and sometimes they require the time, energy, and assistance of another.
Praise God for the Holy Spirit who affords us help every step along the way and hears our frustrated whispers of bugger, blast, and jeepers.
Even the disciples who walked closely with Jesus spent most of their earthly lives "scratching their heads" while partnering beside Him, recognizing their need for Him but acknowledging their steady inability to comprehend the provision marked out for them and the promises given them.
Recognizing their impoverished state, they understood Him as the required solution to spiritual and internal sustainment but ... it was quite a process.
It is for us too.
God understood this thing about man;
About our need for internal and ongoing sustainment.
Implementing a plan for our lives, He sent His only begotten Son to be our "true" source of salvation.
JESUS ... our needed "Boost" and ultimate drink.
-He sent His Spirit to enfold, uphold, and instruct us throughout our lives on earth.
-He gave us His written word and the Spirit's manifold superhuman, supernatural strength in its interpretation of it.
He opens up the BOOST for us ... and in us, and in doing so, supplies us with all we need for life and godliness.
But we must partake of it!
Open up God's excellent word.
Drink it even when you don't understand it.
Take in the nutritional context necessary for growth and maturity of spirit because you must and because your soul requires it.
God will honor, bless, and "open it up for you" by His Spirit at work in you at just the right time,
In just the right moment,
In just the right measure,
In just the right way.
Drink your BOOST ... and God will be faithful.
"According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue."
2 Peter 1:3