“Rather as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way; in great endurance; in troubles, hardships, and distresses…riots, in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger.”
2 Corinthians 6: 4-5
Did you know that you can make fuel from just about anything? I remember watching and episode on The Discovery Channel that showed a group of folks who made fuel from cooking grease. They traveled across country filling their bellies and their tanks from the same fast food restaurant. It is a big topic with more countries using our fossil fuels. There is a need for something new to come on the scene.
Everything runs on some sort of energy and without it nothing ever gets done. It gives us the power to function and bring dreams to life. It’s funny how easy it is to take it for granted when it’s gone. We have all pushed it passed the yellow blinking light or have almost fainted away waiting for the waitress at you favorite restaurant to bring our order. Being empty stinks.
Would it surprise you to know that it’s not just the physical world that runs on fuel? The spiritual one does as well. Crazy, huh? Well, and it’s even weirder what the fuel is created from.
Imagine the physical world being the a resource for creating this life-giving substance. If we even get more specific the best running, and most powerful octane comes from what we would consider garbage, okay, how about from the bottom of the food chain? Dung.
The Lord uses the junk we experience to give us the power to do great things for eternity. The struggles, the strains, the horrors, the unanswered questions and prayers, the temptations and death are all part of the formula that makes up dungahol.
It fuels the faith of those who walk in Christ for the day-by-day needs. I want to go as far and say that it also generates machines that create new and living things this world sorely needs. It produces people who come to help when a bombing or a natural disaster comes. It creates doors, windows, and opportunities for lost and dying people to see hope in a dark and broken world. As this fuel burns up, the dead useless things of life it transfers into those into eternal treasures that will never perish.
What is the cost for making this fuel? It’s made from the ordinary things of life. It cost nothing yet at the same time it costs everything. Yet, if you knew your life with all it’s worst things mixed in, could change the course of history, would you choose to let your life burn?
When the Holy Spirit consumes your life and turns garbage into victory, you will see that it was really worth the loss. When life has you drained because your own fuel is depleted dry, consider what the power of dungahol can do.
Then it changes
“In purity, understanding, patience, and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere
2 Corinthians 6: 6-7
I have a special treat for you. I found a video by the group, 10th Ave. North that talks about getting refueled by The Lord. I thought it would be nice to end this on a hopeful note, especially if your looking for an alternative fuel.