Spiritual Physics: it is easier to pull than lift

I’m speaking to a Father/Daughter Banquet at the Dallas Salesmanship Club this week.  I was practicing the words I had planned to speak at the banquet when a completely new set of thoughts crossed my mind.  It was as if God was saying, “I would like you to bring this up please.”  That is how the Lord often speaks to me.  I had prayed and asked God to help me say what He wanted that room to hear.  As a result, I knew I should pay attention to the thoughts that came to my mind as I practiced.  I call them the “God thoughts.”  I know they are not my thoughts, so the next question I ask is, “Are they from God?”  If I could shout one message for the rest of my life it would be that one.  God speaks.  I promise.  He speaks through his word, his creation and he speaks through his Spirit.  Our job is to pray, listen and obey!  OK…I’ve chased that rabbit – now back to Spiritual Physics.  This is what I think God told me to tell that room of dads, in front of their daughters.  The short “blog version” is this:  Keep climbing higher.  It is easier to pull your daughter up than it is to lift her.  That is especially true, as she grows into her teenage and adult years.  It is spiritual physics.  It is just easier to pull than it is to lift.  Let me explain.
I never was much good at math and sciences.  My honest answer to most of those exam questions was “who cares??”  I knew it was easier to pull than to lift something, but I didn’t know why.  So I googled.  I am a HUGE fan of the google!!!  There is a world of information available to people who know how to type, read and be discerning!!  I found a “discussion” that made good sense to me.  The bottom line, when you lift you fight gravity.  When you push or pull, you only have to fight friction.  Gravity is stronger than friction, therefore it is easier to push and pull than it is to lift.  Do you feel smarter now?  I did. 

What does that mean spiritually?  It means that if you want to teach your kids or anyone else to reach a high road in life, you better get yourself there first.  If you are not on that high road, you will have to lift them up, and that is a difficult thing to do.  If you climb to that high road first, you can pull them up.  If you surround yourself with good people on that road, they can help you pull.  If you hold on to Jesus and use his strength, lifting someone up is no problem at all.  Unless . . .

Unless that person refuses to take your hand, or maybe even tries to pull away.  Spiritual physics must take into account the person’s free will.  And all of us have reached a hand out only to be sad, as that person refused to take it.  The high roads in life are not always easy, and they usually are not the most populated.  I’m bringing up Snooki at the banquet.  Suffice it to say, it is hard to climb to the high road in spiked heels, short skirts while carrying a large ego.  But I hope someone is reaching out to her, offering her a hand up. 

Spiritual physics:  You will do more for the Kingdom of God if you will keep climbing to new heights yourself.  The higher you go, the more likely you will be able to pull others up.  Dear Christians, aim higher and our world will get better.  Or, as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow taught, “If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.  Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.”  Now, up and at it.  There are people you need to help up today!

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