A city dweller moved to a farm and bought a milking cow. He looked after the cow and was upset when the cow went dry in just a short time. One day he complained about the cow to his neighbour who was surprised because he knew the cow was a good one and should have produced lots of milk for a long time.
The city man said he was surprised too because he had really looked after the cow. If he only needed a litre of milk, he only took a litre. If he didn’t need milk, he was kind and didn’t bother her. He had been very considerate and treated her well.
The farmer had to explain that the only way to keep the milk flowing was to take as MUCH milk as possible from the cow – not to take as LITTLE as possible.
Isn’t that true in the Christian life?
Those who only turn to God in times of need are the ones who miss out on the real joy and abundance that flows from a continual infilling of His Spirit, the wonder of His abiding presence and the confidence that comes from His direction.
God has supplied all we need to live victorious Christian lives and we need to keep drawing from His endless supplies.