Pipe flow simply refers to liquid flow within a closed conduit. E.g. a pipe connecting water from a tank to your kitchen tap.
Every Christian wants to be like a pipe or channel through which Jesus flows from their hearts to the world. Remember this hymn:
Channels only, blessed Master /But with all Thy wondrous pow’r /Flowing through us, Thou canst use us /Every day and every hour.
We all want to impact others positively. We want to contribute to a change that is bigger than any of us. But how does this work in principle? What is the technical requirement for Jesus to flow like a fluid from our lives to the people around us. Let’s take a look at fluid dynamics.
Energy in a pipe flow is expressed as ‘head’ or ‘head pressure’ and this is defined by the Bernoulli’s principle.
Bernoulli’s principle states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in pressure or a decrease in the fluid’s potential energy.
Now, this principle also works hand in hand with the law of conservation of energy which states that the total sum of energy changes in a system is always constant. That is, the sum of kinetic energy, potential energy and internal energy changes along a steady flow streamline remains constant.
Therefore, if the speed of the fluid increases (i.e. an increase in its kinetic energy and dynamic pressure = ρv2/2), it is accompanied by a decrease in the sum of its static pressure (P), potential energy and internal energy.
Total pressure = Static pressure + Dynamic pressure
Check this analogy from Wikipedia:
If a small volume of fluid is flowing horizontally from a region of high pressure to a region of low pressure, there is more pressure behind than in front. This gives a net force on the volume, accelerating the fluid along the streamline.
Meaning: The more of Jesus I have on the inside of my heart, the higher the dynamic pressure and kinetic energy of my faith and the higher the velocity of the flow of Jesus from my life and the force of my impact. Glory!
For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. (Philippians 2:13)
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. (II Corinthians 2:15)
Friend, I don’t know about you, but I need Jesus. I need more and more of Him in my heart until he takes over me and overtakes me and overwhelms me and overflows from me. Lol! Wow! I think you also need him. Let’s press in. Read more about God from the Bible. Pray fervently from your heart. Seek to feel his presence with every passing minute. Run away from every sin, friend and habit that displeases God. If you have less of Jesus, your dynamic pressure and fluid velocity will decrease and I’m afraid that your static pressure will increase and I only hope that it does not reach the stagnation pressure which means, no flow. That will not be the portion of any of us in Jesus’ name. Amen.
He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30)
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