2006-06-29 - Source versus Storage
Do you think Hydrogen is a source of energy?
It is not; it simply is a way of storing energy. It must be made by using an energy source such as natural gas, nuclear power or coal. The energy used to make the hydrogen is accumulated in the hydrogen.
What about us? Are we a source of energy or love? No, we simply are a storehouse of love. Where does our source of energy, and more importantly our source of love, come from? God is the conduit of love into our lives.
God is the never-ending source of love that is stored inside of us through the Holy Spirit. Just as cars can't run on water, we can't run on our own devices, without the catalysts of God's energy and love to covert us from just water to salt and light. Our love is replenished when we tap into God's inexhaustible love for us.
Just as hydrogen is typically formed by separating the hydrogen atoms from water, our love is made by separating our self-centered humanistic love and earthly desires from God's pure love.
Are you tapping into God's love daily, so your love for others will grow?
Jesus said the greatest commandment is to simply Love God and Love People. It is a two-step process: Obtain the love for and from God - and store it up, and then pour it out on others.
Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT) Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses? Jesus replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.
Lord, help us to tap into your power and love. Help us to become accumulators and dispensers of Your love to others. In Christ's name, Amen.
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