Pot Vs Fridge
1 John 3:1 “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” Yesterday I heard a really interesting illustration on Danny Silk’s Leadership 101 class. He described the orphan heart (isolation) in contrast to the heart of a child of God (connectedness). “If you take a boiling pot of water and stick it in the fridge, it will change the atmosphere inside the fridge temporarily. But because the fridge is connected to an enduring ecosystem, it eventually wins out. The pot doesn’t heat up the fridge, the fridge cools the pot.” The reality is that we are plugged into God constantly, and He is the ultimate power source with the most regenerative of all ecosystems. So when we encounter someone with an orphaned heart, that feels abandoned, unloved and alone, we can with time turn them to the atmosphere of heaven. Initially the belief that “I need to get mine and survive” or “why would I give what I have when I just need to hustle or steal it back to replenish” will naturally transform to “I’m secure to give everything because I’m connected to the source of all good things.” Lord you are so good! I am so blessed to be called a child of God, and you’d better believe that is what I am! I love you, in Jesus’ name, Amen.