God did not create us to live the faith-life on our own. He makes this clear throughout the Bible. But how do we walk that out?
Dr. Sharon Mancha works to answer that question in her new "intentional living" series on her podcast, The Power of Intimacy With Christ, on the Charisma Podcast Network. Mancha uses the analogy of a pit crew to explain the type of people we need around us to achieve endurance in our faith. "A pit stop crew is those people who are prayed up, those people who are so close to God, those people who are sensitive to the voice of God, those people who care about your success in God, those people who are committed to helping you get to the destination so you can cross the finish line and run to win the race," she says.
"The Scripture says that the race is not given to the swift nor to the strong, but to those who endure to the end," Mancha says. "So if you're going to win this race, you've got to have a pit stop crew. You can't survive on your own. ... [God] has provided all these resources that you and I may be perfect in Him, that we may be complete and that we may grow in the fullness of what it means to become more like Christ, and to have fruit in our lives that glorifies God and to really reap the harvest of abundant life.
"There is joy in the Holy Ghost as we learn how to pull over to the pit stop. And so the pit stop is all about knowing when you need help, knowing when your gas is running low or when your spiritual life feels depleted. It's all about knowing when you have a broken heart, and your tires are flat and you're losing the passion and the desire to go to church, and the church folks are getting on your nerves. It's knowing how to pull over and say, 'Hey, I'm in. I need help.'"
To learn more about assembling your own pit stop crew and how you can use this vital tool to grow in intimacy with Christ, click here.
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