The following is a continuation of yesterday’s post concerning the analogy of the believer needing the proper fuel.
The Holy Written Word. Deep, intimate prayer. Fellowship with the body of Christ (the church). We should only allow those who encourage and help us mature in the faith to pour into us. Only those who point us to Jesus and encourages us to live holy, spirit-filled lives should be allowed to influence us. This includes what we listen to, who we listen to, what we read, and what we watch. We need to be deliberate about every area of our lives. Likewise, we need to be mindful of what we pour into others. Everyone is on a different level of their faith journey so we need to extend one another grace, and encourage one another in the faith. Allow the Lord to use you as a vessel from which He pours spiritual nourishment into others. ❤️🙏
As born again believers, we have the Holy Spirit within us. The same Holy Spirit which raised Christ from the dead. We are a new creation, a new creature, created by God through the Lord Jesus Christ. An interesting analogy is we are like a diesel engine. A diesel engine cannot take standard gasoline. If gasoline is poured into a diesel, then the vehicle becomes powerless. Likewise, we must be mindful of what we pour into ourselves and allow others to pour into us. Let us focus on things above, building up our faith, and walking by the Spirit.