Fill ‘er Up
…to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; That you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19
“Fill ‘er up”, now there’s a phrase that has gotten harder to say. That request that used to cost $20 is now closer to $70.
But that’s not the point I want to make. A topic that seems to come up alot with the men at the Colony is “why can’t we listen to secular music”? This is a rule that has been in place for ever here. Among the numerous reasons, I’d like to focus on the fact that the Bible commands us to be filled with the Spirit, the knowledge of His will and joy.
One of the issues a man has when he comes into the Colony is the balance of “his being” is usually overfilled with the secular. This condition is conducive to falling into sinful habits. The picture I try to draw for them is the importance of “being filled” with the spiritual. I believe when the level of the spiritual is more than the secular we begin to overcome the sinful nature.
I can only be around the secular when my spiritual levels are well above the fleshly. In other words, if I’m well-nourished spiritually my appetite for the worldly is not there and I’m not enticed.
This practice is not only for the men of the Colony, but for any believer who wants to walk in victory. When we allow the secular to overpower the spiritual we are bound to fall into temptation. The 6th chapter of Ephesians starting in verse 10 gives us a picture of “The Armor of God” that is so important.
I’m looking forward to our theme verse this year which is Hebrews 12:1, 2. It’s tells us to “run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus…” A good runner is usually filled with the right type of nutrition to compete.
In the weeks to come I will be sharing some thoughts as to how we can accomplish this task and begin to see victory as we ascribe to give glory to His name. Amen!! — Rob Russomano serves on the full-time staff at America’s Keswick where he graduated from the Colony of Mercy. He is a weekly Freedom Fighter blogger
Quote of the day: Be extravagant for God or the devil, but for God’s sake don’t be tepid. —C.T. Studd
Verse to Memorize: The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. Psalm 37:23-24