Posted by: peebles | August 26, 2011

Ephesians 5:18 (NIV) Be filled with the Spirit.

When I was young I used to watch a television show from the late 60s or early 70s called Casey Jones. He was the engineer of the steam engine called, “The Cannonball Express.” Would you believe I can even remember the song, which was the opening theme? It went like this:

Stop, look and listen ‘cause you’re gonna hear,

A brand new story about a great engineer,

He’s the greatest of them all we claim,

Number One’s his engine, Casey Jones his name.

Casey Jones, steaming, a-rollin, Casey Jones you never have to guess,

When you hear the tooting of the whistle,

It’s Casey Jones at the throttle of the Cannonball Express.

The stream engine called the “Cannonball Express” that Casey Jones rode on had to have fuel to feed it to make it go. Every automobile has to have fuel to feed it for it to go, your body has to have food to feed it to go, so why do people try to go everyday without feeding their spiritual body with the word of God and prayer? Someone once said, “If you go without reading God’s word and prayer for one day, God will notice. If you go without reading God’s word and prayer for two days, you will notice. If you go without reading God’s word and prayer for three days, everyone will notice.”

You cannot run on empty. If you do, sooner or later you will come to a very dry place. It is better to be constantly filled with God’s word, to be always in an attitude of prayer and watering the seed of God’s word within your heart, so you are always fresh with the things of God. The Bible says of the Apostle Peter in Acts 4:8 (NIV) Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit. Keeping being filled daily with the Holy Spirit and keeping filling your life with God’s word and doing good works in His name.

My friend, our text for today says in Ephesians 5:18 (NIV) Be filled with the Spirit. Take time to make time for God and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Let His word dwell in your heart richly, meditate on it and fill your life with it. Let the zeal for the things of God be fuelled by your passion for God, your passion for knowing Jesus more, for spending time in prayer and then you will constantly be filled with the fire and power of the Holy Spirit to go in His name with great boldness marching on from victory to victory.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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