Week 3 // What Fuels You?
Jesus said, “My nourishment is to do the will of God.” In one statement, He reveals to us what fueled His life. This week, we learned that what fueled Him, should fuel us.
The same way that a tree’s underground root system secures nutrients and fuels the rest of the tree, our private life is where we find the will of God–the fuel for our lives.
As Christians, we are meant to eat for the purpose of ultimately bearing fruit for God. Our purpose is one of the great keys to accessing the fuel that we need from God. Without the right fuel, the rest of our lives can grow dormant and unhealthy. Everyone is driven by something. Some of us have been fueled by anger, bitterness, revenge, financial security, or being heard or recognized. That motivation that drives us becomes the fuel of our lives.
When we take hold of the teaching that what fueled Jesus should fuel us, He begins to unfold His purpose for our lives. Then we have access to His resources to fuel and energize that purpose.
Questions for Meditation
- In John 4:31-38, Jesus’ disciples misunderstood what He was referring to. Why did they misunderstand Him? Why do we often not understand what Jesus might be saying to us?
- What was the disciples’ fuel in this passage? How does that reflect what our fuel often is? And how can this reflect what God wants our fuel to be?
- In verse 35 Jesus communicates that the will of God fuels a sense of urgency. Why did Jesus have this sense of urgency? Did His disciples ever feel this sense of urgency?
- What are some other examples in the Bible of people who had the right or wrong fuel for their lives? What are some examples of people in the world around us who have had the right or wrong fuel for their lives?