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The Duracell Tree of Satan is contrasted to God's kingdom, which operates by recognizing that we are always receiving life from God, which He loves to give us because He is our Father. Getting to understand how the kingdom of God operates was the great message to receive at these times. I got to understand that only by being a child of God, I am counted as a citizen of His kingdom - it is not something I need to earn. This is a blessing. All through my life I have struggled with issues dealing with self-worth and competitiveness, as I have always loved to be at the front line. Reading the book, I understood that God doesn’t require me to prove myself worthy - He loves me, and His love will give me worth. I also got to know that whenever I succeed in something, all the honors should go to Him; and also if I fail, I shouldn’t be discouraged. I must admit, the book is a blessing.
In the light of my tenth wedding anniversary, I decided to (re)read this book Original Love. While the book focuses most on marriage relationships, the principles it presents are relevant to all of our relationships. This book answers the question of why human relationships are so often the source of frustration and pain and what the antidote for this is. In this book you will learn about Agape, which is the real love; the "original" love. Agape is perfectly reflected in the Father and Son relationship, and God's plan was for the beauty of Agape to also be reflected in the marriage relationship.