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From: Rob Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Rob Smith <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:37 AM
At the pond I like to visit in the morning there is a continual flow of water leaving the pond and falling over a concrete spillway. It never stops...day and night...every day...there must be springs that feed the pond because this excess water is constantly overflowing and rushing out. The pond was once a mill pond and people would take the power of the water moving out of the pond to crush grains into flour. Water in motion...a reliable and constant source of power. I thought about the water and the power you can hear as it rushes out. I realized that the great honor of being a Christian is that we become residents for the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16 "Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?") I thought about the great power of God and the lack of power in "me" and realized that allowing God's power to overflow is the highest privilege of life. I considered the ambition of being a simple "spillway" for the Lord...to allow Him to flow out and over and into others. Because the pond's overflow is constant you really don't notice, or really see, the concrete spillway...but it is useful and it is effective....and it is enough!
blessings and love,