Spring-loaded Christianity

Springs.

How do they work? What happens before the “boing” that closes the door, retracts the pen, moves the second hand, or launches the pogo stick?

How does a Slinky walk down the stairs or fall from one hand into another?

Here’s the thing about a spring: It’s an energy storage device. We give it energy when we compress it (or in the Slinky’s case, lift it up), and when we release it, it can fly! Or do whatever work we expect it to do.

Some knives have springs for the blades. Press a button on the side, and out the blade pops.

Car key fobs sometimes have spring-loaded keys that pop out. When we fold the key into the fob, we reset the spring. We power it up to “pop out” the key the next time we need it.

Springs on a car’s axles must be compressed with a special device to have the power to smooth out our ride. Without them, we’d have a rough journey, indeed.

Being a Christian is like living a spring-loaded life. We must give our Christian walk the energy to do the work the Lord requires of us.

1 Peter 5:6–7 tells us:

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.”

Or, in other terms, compress your spring … make it smaller, tighter, more powerful … so that when God releases you, you can fly! You can have the power, the energy, the “boing” to become more than you ever thought you could be!

Humility is a power move. You’re compressing your spring, storing up God’s energy in your heart, being, and soul; and watch out, world, because when God releases you, there’s no limit to what you can become and do for him!

Spring-loaded Christianity. Get ready to fly!

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