One way or another each of us need some type of fuel to get where we want to be (Gasoline, Coffee, Food). As humans, we need fuel! But just as our body needs fuel to survive & thrive, so does our hearts. Proverbs 27:19 tells us “So a man’s heart reveals the man.” So how do we fuel our hearts? We need the right fuel to keep our mind and soul running as well. 2 Chronicles 11:16 tells us “Those from every tribe of Israel who set their hearts on seeking the Lord, the God of Israel, followed the Levites to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to the Lord, the God of their ancestors”. So, to sustain our fuel, we set our hearts, and we seek God. The best way to do this is to build repetitive daily habits. Let’s start with three:
- Continually live in the word- Make your bible a daily habit. Afterall, the heart cannot love, what the mind doesn’t know.
Proverbs 7:1-3 says, My son, keep my words, And treasure my commands within you. 2 Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye. 3 Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.
- Never stop talking to God – Make your prayer life a top priority throughout your day.
Daniel 6:10 tells us, Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, & prayed & gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
- Surround yourself with the people of God- Gather for worship, join together for bible study, spend time with brothers and sisters outside the church walls.
Acts 2:42-44 says, And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together and had all things in common.
God’s not asking you to go jump off mountains, or sky dive from a plane, he’s asking you to listen to him, to obey His command, & maintain a consistent faithful relationship! These habits are repetitive acts that produce rhythms that transform our lives! Finally, ask yourselves a few simple questions:
- How do you fuel yourself to be the Christian that you are?
- What’s stopping you from taking your spiritual life to the next level?
- What’s stopping you from being the person God wants you to be?
- What’s stopping you from becoming a Christian if you haven’t already?