“Without a fuel tank to supply a steady stream of gas to the fuel pump, a car couldn’t be what it was made to be. The phrase “fits and starts” is an accurate description of the way many Christians follow Christ. We hiccup along, occasionally roaring to life and lurching a little farther down the road. Consistency is a big problem, and I believe it’s because we don’t connect ourselves to a steady stream of fuel. We sit on the fender with a Bible and treat it like a glass of gasoline. We read a verse or two, like squirting gas into a fuel pump with a nose dropper. We roar of Jesus one moment, and the next we fall silent.
Today you prayed, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Have you ever wondered why this petition places such a heavy emphasis on today? I believe it reflects our need to connect with God every day. It is only through regular, steady connection with His Spirit that we can follow Christ reliably and consistently. We need to connect ourselves to the Holy Spirit-our full tank of gas –to get daily power to live for God. Just as gas is fuel for a car and bread is the fuel for the human body, so too the Holy Spirit is the fuel to energize the child of God. Do you have fuel to run for God today?”
Excerpt From: Elmer L. Towns. “Fasting with the Lord’s Prayer.”
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:1-17
Memory Verse: “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the spirit” (Ephesians 5:18, NKJV).