"The Trickle"
(A MountainWings Original - http://www.mountainwings.com)

9-2-2004 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #305

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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

Story of the Week
The Trickle
(A MountainWings Original - http://www.mountainwings.com)

My Jeep battery was dead this morning. I had just returned from a weeklong trip. The Jeep is only six months old. The battery is big and new. I hadn't left any lights on. What happened with the Jeep happens to many of us.

I had three power adapters plugged into the cigarette lighter sockets. I had installed a triple cigarette lighter socket. I don't smoke, but I have a lot of gadgets that need plugging in.

I have three cell phones. What in the world do I need with three cell phones? That's another story. None of the phones was plugged in, only the three power adapters were plugged in, and their little LED lights were glowing. Even though they have very low power drains, these three little lights, completely drained a big, powerful and new battery.

That illustrated a very important life lesson. Constant withdrawals without deposits will eventually run your account dry. No matter how small the withdrawal, sooner or later, your account will run dry.

That's what happens with most marriages. Little by little, day-by-day, small withdrawals are made from the love bank. A slight criticism here, a minor remark there, a compliment opportunity missed, and the love bank in a few years is dry. The relationship won't start.

In all things, make sure that you add more than you take. No matter how small, let the trickle be positive. When you do that, not only will your own battery never run dry, you'll have enough power left over to boost someone else off.

The Prayer
Dear God,        
        It is the very same way with Spirituality, isn't it Father?

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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