REAL POWER: MAXING OUT ON GOD'S LOVE
TALKING ABOUT GOD'S LOVE ISN'T GOOD
YOU MUST EXPERIENCE IT.
Imagine you are
dying of thirst in the desert. You ran out of water and know you are
going to die. Your parched lips and dusty throat have been praying
for a miracle, and so far, none has happened. You have given up all
hope. Suddenly, in the distance you see a cloud of dust heading your
way, and you think it might be a car or truck kicking up the dust.
Maybe there is hope after all.
In a few minutes a
water truck emerges from the cloud and drives toward you. The driver
gets out of the truck and comes over to talk. Now there is real
hope. He notices that you are desperately in need of water, and so he
gives you a speech on his favorite topic, water.
He points out that
without water you will die. He explains that a water molecule is made
up of one atom of oxygen and two atoms of hydrogen, which is why itís
called H20. He describes how lakes and oceans are full of
water. He informs you that hundreds of feet underground is an aquifer
containing millions of gallons of water. He explains how water comes
down from the clouds as rain, and then evaporates and condenses to
form new clouds high in the sky. He explains that fog is nothing but
He points out that
your body is made up mostly of water, and the only way for you to
survive is to keep your body hydrated. He explains the biochemistry
of how water is used in the cells of your body. He tells you about
the physiology of water as it circulates through your kidneys and is
excreted in the urine. He spends hours telling you more than you want
to know about water.
Suddenly, he jumps
back in his water truck and drives off in a cloud of choking dust
without giving you anything to drink. You canít believe your eyes and
ears. This person could have saved your life, and instead of giving
you water, he only gave you a lecture.
Itís safe to say
that you would have preferred he give you a drink and save his
speeches for someone else. Speeches about water will not save your
life. You must experience putting water into your body, or you will
Water is like
Godís unconditional love. Itís essential for life. People donít need
a lecture about Godís love nearly so much as they need to experience
it. They need his love to quench the thirst within their heart and
LONG ON KNOWLEDGE AND
SHORT ON EXPERIENCE
Most people know
little about Godís unconditional love. Even religious people are more
likely to talk about it rather than experience it. If they do
experience it, they will probably experience it intellectually rather
The mind is the
door through which the power of Godís love flows into your life. Once
itís in your mind, you experience it intellectually. Millions of
people only experience Godís love intellectually. Unfortunately, that
is not enough to heal damaged emotions. Godís love must make the trip
from your head to your heart in order to change the way you feel.
examine, classify, and wrap Godís love in a tidy little package and
store it away in a small corner of their mind. The most powerful
medicine in the universe is hidden on a shelf of the mind where it
canít do any good. Maybe they study it a little. They might even do
research on it and try to understand it better. But they never
immerse themselves in it and allow the most powerful force in the
universe to transform their life. They end up long on knowledge and
short on experience. They will die of thirst in a spiritual desert,
unless they drink deeply of Godís love, and allow its refreshing power
to transform their rational mind and heal their damaged emotions.
about Godís love is of limited benefit. Thinking about it is the
first step on your journey to wholeness. But until Godís love makes
the trip from your head to your heart, you will never experience its
full power. Once his love has established a beachhead in your heart,
the miracle begins, and his love changes the way you feel.
DABBLING DOES NOT WORK
If Godís love has
not changed the way you feel, chances are you have only been dabbling
in it. Godís smorgasbord of love is always open, and you have gone on
a diet. God is ready to immerse you in his ocean of love, and you
only want to get your toes wet. Godís love is available twenty-four
hours a day, and you focus on it for only a few minutes. You have
dammed up the most powerful force in the universe and allow only a
trickle of it to flow through your heart and mind.
Itís time to stop
dabbling and start doing. Itís time to open your heart and mind, and
let Godís love roll through your life. Itís time to become totally
immersed in Godís love so it can straighten out your twisted thinking
and heal your damaged emotions. Itís time to let God give you a clean
mind and a pure heart. Itís time to allow Godís love to make you into
a whole person.
Godís love is
meant to be a total immersion experience. You must go all the way
with it if you want to experience its power.
The best way to
learn a foreign language is through total immersion. You are not
allowed to speak your own language, and the only words you hear are
those of the foreign tongue. No dabbling is allowed. Itís sink or
swim, and if you give it your best effort, you swim. In just a few
weeks, you carry on conversations in the new language.
Godís love works
the same way. The most effective way to learn the language of love is
through total immersion. When you jump into Godís ocean of love, the
miracle begins, and Godís love makes you into a new person.
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