Buckets Leak

New Life Gillette Church Teachings

Jan 8 2024 • 38 mins

All of us are like a bucket with holes. When we give our lives to God, we're filled with passion and excitement about our relationship with God, but faster than we want it to Passion fades.

When we're in a relationship the honeymoon faze is the best..."it's so cute how she holds her coffee with 2 hands and sips it...then we're married 2 years, and ..."could you PLEASE STOP slurping your coffee!" This happens in our relationships with God.

So, what do we do? We have to go back for more. In order to keep the bucket full we have to pour water into the bucket by coming to church and singing, listening to a sermon, reading a book, and praying. But the cool thing is that Grace doesn't only forgive us. It seals us.

The longer we're in relationship with God, the more holes are sealed. We learn Biblical truth and gain confidence. We remove a habit, and it distracts us less. We pray and get peace, but the truth is

We all still have holes.

So we keep filling. We want grace to plug every hole, but that doesn't happen fast. BUT the cool thing is we fill enough holes, that we can start helping other people fill their buckets when they leak. The Apostle Paul said,

2 Corinthians 4:14-18
We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. 15 All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. 16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.