22 July 2015

Run On High Octane

Looking at the material world is a decent way to understand the invisible.

Let us consider:

It could be said God is 'like' water.

Water (H2O) is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface, covering 70 percent of the planet. In nature, water exists in liquid, solid, and gaseous states. It is in dynamic equilibrium between the liquid and gas states at standard temperature and pressure. At room temperature, it is a tasteless and odorless liquid, nearly colorless with a hint of blue. Many substances dissolve in water and it is commonly referred to as the universal solvent.

Regardless of the particular 'state' of water, its basic elements never change: H2O.

Are we not all made up of more than half water? Some estimates say up to 90%!

Let us become more 'like water' and less like anything else, shall we?

Looking at a vehicle, let us consider its components. You usually don't see the engine. The engine is the 'heart.' Without a good engine, the vehicle is useless. Without fuel, the engine won't run and the vehicle won't move.

Are we not like a vehicle? Our engine is our heart. God's love 'drives' us. His Spirit compels us to act, like fuel running through an engine making the vehicle move.

We can see God working through mankind like fuel makes a vehicle go. The vehicle is the singularity. The heart/engine of that vehicle Christ. In Christ God's heart, love, grace, comfort, forgiveness, mercy and purpose is revealed. The Holy Spirit is the fuel, making us/that vehicle move to do good work. If we are like a vehicle, God is the manufacturer. It is His Spirit which fuels us to do His good works. It is His engineering in having Christ be our heart and the motor of our vehicle/vessel.

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