“Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’””
It is common to hear in church about being filled with the Spirit. We talked before about Paul in Ephesians 5 telling the church to be not drunk with wine, but filled with the Spirit. In other words, allow what’s inside of you to control you.
Now in similar fashion when you’re drunk it eventually wears off. The alcohol leaves your system. If you drank too much you get a hangover. You have after effects of what you drank. We are to be filled with the Spirit, but if we’re not careful we can allow the effects of the Spirit to wear off.
Maybe we stopped praying, or reading scripture or our church attendance got sketchy. None of these things save you but they are tools to help you in your walk with God. They help to keep your focus on God. When distracted we can get off course and we’re left with a hangover.
In this case a hangover would be the Spirit convicting us when we know we’re out of line. When we’re not walking in the will and ways of God. We all fall short sometimes, but be concerned when nothing in you is checking you to get back right. The Holy Spirit is like our internal compass to lead us into truth.
We have to stay connected and put in the work to keep our lines clear to be able to hear from Him. Losing that connection leaves you to your own strength which will eventually run out. You don’t want to travel your journey and be left on E. When Paul says to be filled it’s not just a one time thing. It’s a continual process. Keep being filled and allow the Holy Spirit to empower you and take you where God has called you to be.
That leads us to our Throwback Theology Song of the Week. This time we’re hitting up CHH vet T-Haddy. This is from a compilation album by Arrow Records called “It’s Official: Hip Hop Remixed”. The track featuring T-Haddy is called “Be On E”. Tune into the Trackstarz show this week to hear DJ Jeremaya play this for the Throwback Theology Song of the Day. Until next time…
Peace and blessings,