As competitors, we are driven by an unyielding passion for achieving our goals and proving ourselves in the arena of champions. We know that success is not just a matter of physical prowess but also mental fortitude, discipline, and resilience.
For us, the only limit we have is when we need to recharge, regroup, and refocus. But even in those moments, we plot our next move to seize the advantage and take control. We understand every second counts and that every move can be the difference between victory and defeat.
As Christians, we are called to have an insatiable hunger and thirst for righteousness, which means seeking to live according to God’s will and following the example of Christ. Our appetite for the Word of God should be never-ending, as it provides us with the sustenance we need to grow in our faith and deepen our relationship with God.
When we consume the Fruit of the Spirit, our lives become transformative and we become better disciples. We begin to reflect the character of the Lord, and our actions and attitudes become more aligned with God’s will for us.
In John 15:5, Jesus tells us, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” This means that as we abide in Christ and consume the Fruit of the Spirit, we will bear much fruit in our lives and be effective witnesses for Christ.
Filling ourselves with spiritual food for Jesus nourishes our souls and draws us closer to God. This results in a sense of fulfillment, peace, and joy that can only come from a deep and intimate relationship with our Creator.
1. Commit John 15:5 to memory.