Momentum

Of course I believe in science. Like how jelly grows inside doughnuts. (Thanks darkwebdeb!) Those who have read my posts before know I like math and science. We’re going to talk physics again today, and how it applies to doughnuts. No, not really. But to energy and momentum.

In physics, energy is considered the measurable property which can be transferred from an object in order for it to perform work. So we can define energy as the strength to do any kind of physical activity. Momentum is the force, speed of movement, or impetus of a physical object or course of events. Impetus is the impelling force or impulse that changes the momentum or movement of the object.

For example, the property/mass of a moving body that determines the length of time required to bring it to rest when under the action of a constant force or moment. Let’s say most passenger vehicles weigh about 3,000 to 4,000 pounds. Such a vehicle traveling under ideal conditions, at a speed of 65 miles per hour, would take 316 feet to come to a complete stop. That is nearly the length of a football field.

Some of us have been traveling at high rates of speeds in our spiritual lives for a long time. Like cars where the driver has his foot on the brake and the gas pedal at the same time. All we’re doing is spinning our wheels, and putting up a smoke screen. We have been expending and wasting physical energy to just keep our heads above water. The constant force of our movement keeps us from stopping and hearing God’s still small voice. Which steals our peace.

God is the impetus or impelling force that can slow us down and bring us that peace. We think our constant movement can gain us God’s favor, when we really need to do is take our foot off the gas, apply the brakes and come to a full and complete stop. Sometimes our burdens feel like they weigh 4,000 pounds, but He is big enough to carry them, when we stop and turn them over to Him

God is a liberating force. It is His loving impulse that desires to set us free from oppression, confinement, and foreign control. (Think satan here.) He wants to give us freedom from the restraints we have unnecessarily placed on ourselves.

The Bible tells us God will always finishes what He starts. “God who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished.” (Phil. 1:6)

It doesn’t say, “God might finish it. Or God hopes to finish it.” It says God will finish it. Period. That’s God’s story and He’s sticking to it. Aren’t you glad?

God is the liberating force that is working to change the momentum in our lives. We determine the length of time it takes to bring ourselves to rest, by trusting Him to do His work in us, or continuing to do things our own way. You can choose to change your course.

God’s momentum also comes with this promise. God’s blessing will chase you down. God’s blessings will chase after you. God’s blessings will overtake you. (See Deut. 28:2) It doesn’t matter what rate of speed you are traveling at, God’s blessings are faster!

I pray that you come to a full and complete stop. Shut your engine off. Take the keys out of the ignition and rest in the fullness of God.

Of course, if you have eaten too many of the aforementioned doughnuts, we might need to recalculate the weight ratio in our momentum equation. And I’ve also made science fun by involving doughnuts! Life is always better with doughnuts!

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21 thoughts on “Momentum

  1. “God is the liberating force that is working to change the momentum in our lives.”

    Truth. “So take you foot off of the gas, David!”

    I like a good physics lesson. Especially one about donuts 🍩.

    I pray I’ll never have my foot on the gas while God has His on the gas.

    Great post!

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