Water yields to the cold and turns into ice at 32 degress Fahrenheit.
At 212 degress Fahrenheit, water yields to heat and begins to boil.
Wood has a yielding point at which it will begin to burn. Pine wood has a relatively low yielding point at which it will burn, while oak wood takes a lot longer.
While these yielding points are always constant, the degree to which we yield ourselves to God can be raised or lowered. This was the basic thought of the preaching yesterday. It is up to us how much we yield ourselves to God. God is gracious to fill us with His Spirit, that living water, but it is up to us to keep that river flowing. If we consistenly spend time praying, reading the Bible and fasting(ouch!) we can lower the point at which we yield ourselves to God, and our efforts will be well worth it. It was a fantastic message, and I can’t really do it justice in this short post, but I did want to try and share a little bit of it.