Encouragement for your daily walk with God
Shortly after WWI, Lawrence of Arabia entertained some of his Arab friends while they were in Paris, France. He took them to the famous sites; the Arc d'Triumph, the Louvre, the Champs Elysees, and others. What do you think was the thing that impressed them the most? No, it wasn’t any of those places [as if I knew what you were thinking!]. It was the bathtub faucet in their hotel room! That’s right; they were astonished that you could turn a handle and get an unlimited amount of water.
When Lawrence went to pick them up for their departure, he found them in the bathroom trying to disconnect the faucet. They told him how very dry it was in Arabia and they needed the faucets to get all the water they wanted.
It took considerable patience on Lawrence’s part to explain that the water did not come from the faucet. After a considerable amount of time he convinced them that a faucet is nothing unless it is connected to a water supply.
And that is true of Christ followers as well. Faucets, ornate or otherwise, are of little value unless they are connected — in our case, to the Holy Spirit of promise! And unlike the the limited supply of water in this world, there is no shortage on His infinite supply!
So, clear the pipelines and be all that you can be—a Christ follower endued with power from on high.
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49