We get energy from several sources of fuel. There’s solar power, wind power, water power. We have electricity, natural and propane gas, coal. The food we eat fuels our bodies. We require fuel resources for heat, air conditioning, lights, make our cars run, operate our appliances.
Our spiritual lives require fuel as well. One form of fuel is wisdom: “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17). Acquiring wisdom from God helps us live productive lives. It’s the fuel we need to live a life of being a peace-loving, considerate, submissive person with everthing else James tells us.
Another form of fuel for our spirtual life is prayer: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16) Prayer opens the door between you and God. It lets the Holy spirit in and fuels us with peace, love, strength, endurance.
Finally, and most importantly, we have the fuel of God, Himself: “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.” (I Peter 5:10) Fuel from God, Himself. What more do we need?
Have you tapped into these fuel sources to receive energy, power, and growth in your spiritual life?