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by: Don Carmichael

04/18/2022

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It was just the other day that I learned machinists use trigonometry daily in their work.  I had never thought about that, and how these specialists are the ones who in years gone by manufactured the parts that when put together produce the cars, planes, trains, boats, and so many other things we use.  My Dad was one of those machinists, and I still have a few of his math books, a major in this discipline called math — applied.
The point is, we tend to think about adding instead of multiplying. Even when it’s about ourselves, we add tasks and consumables rather than considering and calculating the sine, cosine, and tangent. Instead of spending the time teaching and training others younger how to master what we do, thereby multiplying ourselves; making another one of us by our skill sets, we add toys, gadgets, and games, and sometimes even restrict or limit (subtract) space.
And what about the softer sides of ourselves: how do we transfer the spiritual attributes of patience and faith, believing and expecting, hope and excitement, humility, and submissiveness to authority? God declared, “I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and trembles at My word.” We can only build on who we are, not who we are not. Interestingly, the “author, pioneer and finisher” of these attributes is God Himself as the Son; and as the Holy Spirit Who’s fruit is “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” is He who reproduces these fruits in us, from Him to us.
Father, make us multipliers of not ourselves, but of Yourself, as we allow You to transform our own lives into who You want us to be, teaching us Your values, Your wisdom, Your priorities; then lead us to reproduce these into the lives of those You have around us.
Math. Learn to go beyond addition and subtraction.  Be a multiplier of peace, as walking with Jesus you gain an understanding of His “applied math,” and perfect peace, from the Prince of Peace Himself.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭66:2‬, Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬, Proverbs 3:5, Philippians 4:7 CSB‬‬ ‬‬
It was just the other day that I learned machinists use trigonometry daily in their work.  I had never thought about that, and how these specialists are the ones who in years gone by manufactured the parts that when put together produce the cars, planes, trains, boats, and so many other things we use.  My Dad was one of those machinists, and I still have a few of his math books, a major in this discipline called math — applied.
The point is, we tend to think about adding instead of multiplying. Even when it’s about ourselves, we add tasks and consumables rather than considering and calculating the sine, cosine, and tangent. Instead of spending the time teaching and training others younger how to master what we do, thereby multiplying ourselves; making another one of us by our skill sets, we add toys, gadgets, and games, and sometimes even restrict or limit (subtract) space.
And what about the softer sides of ourselves: how do we transfer the spiritual attributes of patience and faith, believing and expecting, hope and excitement, humility, and submissiveness to authority? God declared, “I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and trembles at My word.” We can only build on who we are, not who we are not. Interestingly, the “author, pioneer and finisher” of these attributes is God Himself as the Son; and as the Holy Spirit Who’s fruit is “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” is He who reproduces these fruits in us, from Him to us.
Father, make us multipliers of not ourselves, but of Yourself, as we allow You to transform our own lives into who You want us to be, teaching us Your values, Your wisdom, Your priorities; then lead us to reproduce these into the lives of those You have around us.
Math. Learn to go beyond addition and subtraction.  Be a multiplier of peace, as walking with Jesus you gain an understanding of His “applied math,” and perfect peace, from the Prince of Peace Himself.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭66:2‬, Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬, Proverbs 3:5, Philippians 4:7 CSB‬‬ ‬‬
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