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Something to think and pray about this week
Imagine for a moment nothing except your kitchen or bathroom sink. Imagine that your sink has a single handle that you can turn on and off rather easily. Behind the wall is a series of interconnected, high-pressure pipes that bring the water into your home from a larger source, a reservoir or a water tower or a local water station. When the water is shut off at your sink, a tiny valve closes that prevents water from flowing. When that valve is closed, the water behind it is under pressure. Extreme pressure. It’s sitting there in that pipe and wants badly to be unleashed. Yet you control when the water is turned on, and you also determine how powerful the flow is.
The water is always there. The potential is always just a few centimeters behind a tiny, powerful valve.
You may lift the handle only slightly to get a trickle of water as you wet your toothbrush. You may lift the valve all the way to get a powerful steady stream of water in order to wash your dishes.
Imagine that water is the Holy Spirit, and imagine there is a faucet connected to your heart. Focus on the heart and focus on this faucet, which is connected to a pipe that contains the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is under intense pressure. He’s pushing on the valve of your faucet heart. You can feel that pressure when you wake up in the morning, throughout your day at work, when you are stuck in traffic, in the moments before sleep.
It’s the holy pressure.
Keep this image in your mind. Turn on the faucet.
— Excerpted from The 15-Minute Prayer Solution by Gary Jansen