Monday, March 05, 2007

Don't Want to be Just Hot Water

Let's see how good your memory is from seventh grade science class. Your question is:

At what temperature does water boil?

If you said at 212 degrees, you would be correct. Now:

What happens to water at 211 degrees?

Absolutely nothing. At 211 degrees, water is just hot. It is absolutely useless. But when it gets boiling, water is a very useful tool.

Why do you ask am I giving you a science lesson? Because most of us are just hot water when it comes to spirituallity. We are doing just enough to get hot, instead of giving our all and boiling over, to be a great tool for Gods work. Our society today is in a habit of doing just enough to get by (grades, work, dieting), and getting the mediocre rewards from that. But if we were willing to do one degree more, how much more rewarding would it be.

So I am ready to give that one degree, because I don't want to be just hot water.


BSJ-rom said...

I'll stick to 100degC at 1atm...lower temp for lower pressure.

I think the analogy flows too - in reverse. Pressured Christians can do more at 99decC. Low pressure Christians often get nothing done at 99degC.

I know. I'm missing the point. Either way, imperial measures are evil.

Samantha said...

Well since boiling hot water is often painful, we often find that we don't want pain. But a great analogy I am totally going to use it on my kids. It is easier to stay at the lower tempeture the expectations are easier right. But if we boil we were doing what we were meant to. Even if it hurts.

Jim said...

OK...who are you and what have you done with Amanda? This is an absolutely incredible post! SURE to make the Friday Wrap-Up!