Life is busy. It is hard to get caught up with all you have to do in your everyday life. We are overwhelmed with work or school for most of the day. When we get home, it doesn’t get easier! We get a meal prepared for the family, help the children with chores, homework and various other duties. By the time the children are in bed, our non-work duties are done, and we have a chance to lay our head down to rest – it is late at night. We get to rest and prepare to do it all over again the next day. Needless to say, life is busy!
With the business of life we can often times get “drained.” Spiritually, we are a wreck. We make bad decisions or our relationship with our family gets hindered because we are “drained.” Pastor Esposito often said, “Everything is dying. We as leaders need to resurrect it or keep it alive.” This goes for our spiritual life also.
How do we keep from “draining?” How can we as God’s people be “spiritually charged” for the Lord? The Bible tells us what to do! Stay connected to the Vine. John 15 says, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”
If we want our spiritual life to not drain us, we must abide in the Lord. The word abide means to stay, to remain, or to continue permanently. If we don’t want to burn out spiritually, we must abide in Christ. I am one of those people that when my phone battery is at 50%, I get nervous. I will find a power pack or a charger to make sure it gets back to that 100% mark. Just as I get nervous and want to make sure my phone has enough “power” for the day, we as God’s people must do all we can to stay connected to the Lord so we can have power to live the Christian life. It is vital that we stay connected to the Vine. Let’s stay spiritually charged for the Lord!
We are to be an example not only to the believer but also to the non-believer.
Believing without seeing, taking God at His Word, having confidence in God.