Paul said that he was overpowered, subdued, and held as in a vise by “the love of Christ.” Very few of us really know what it means to be held in the grip of the love of God. We tend so often to be controlled simply by our own experience.
Both Christians and horse trainers fail when either is more concerned about observable activity than time spent soaking. What is soaking? It is time spent in reflection; at rest; in relationship. Without it, all the activity in the world in Christian service or galloping in abandon is fruitless.