Filling Our Basket…
You see, sometimes we just need to get out of our own way to allow the Truth to seep in and unravel our life. For me, and I believe a great many other people, this begins with worship. We must hand over the reigns to a Power that knows and understands so much more than we could possibly even begin to know or understand. We simply need to fill the “worship basket” with the “fuel our spirits were designed to burn.”
C.S. Lewis in “Mere Christianity”
“God made us: invented us as a man invents an engine. A car is made to run on petrol, and it would not run properly on anything else. Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.
Our lives move to and fro, to and fro. We are like a branch on the vine that sways in the breeze, unless we are securely anchored to the vine we may break off. If we stay connected to the vine and get our sap from such we should grow strong and sturdy enough to withstand a harsh wind, a hurricane or a tornado, even. If we are not securely anchored to the vine our branch will break off and be tossed into the fire at summers end. We have no worth, so, why should the farmer continue to nurture something that is not producing fruit nor even attached.
Wherefore God also has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ~ Philippians 2:9-11 KJB