The Physics of Spirit and Church

One evening during a small group Bible study of Romans, I said that the topic reminded me of quantum physics. Everything is composed of energy and information. Chuck just gave me one of his looks.

Without getting too deep into physics and so risking a few readers–I just came across this quote from Physicsclassroom.com, “The amount of energy carried by a wave is related to the amplitude of the wave. A high energy wave is characterized by a high amplitude; a low energy wave is characterized by a low amplitude.”

I like thinking about many things as requiring energy. We describe certain people as “high-energy.” When I contemplate about Paul’s life, I think energy.

Let’s think about this a little. Energy is related to amplitude.

To make the most of your Bible study or other studies, you need to increase energy. In so doing, you will increase the amplitude of your effort.

Adding energy to worship–well, do I need to say more?

Even contemplation requires energy lest you just drift off to sleep.

As for service, well, think about people who serve by just “going through the motions.” They are listless, unenthusiastic, pretty much worthless on a project. But add energy to the situation and you increase the effort into a high-energy wave with greater amplitude.

Next, we could discuss biology at its most fundamental level which concerns networking and connectedness. But, again, we’ve probably enough science for the morning.

Oh, and don’t get your energy from a can! Look toward letting God fill you with the spirit.

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