Pastor Russell C. Lambert
|Chaplain Russell C. Lambert
"Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, …come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. …harken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness." Isaiah 55:1-2
There are all kinds of energy drinks available today, from Gatorade to Red Bull to Monster. Yet Jesus offers us three thirst quenching, refreshing, invigorating drinks not for the body, but for the soul.
First is spiritual water; it refreshes, quenches the thirst, and hydrates the soul the same way natural water hydrates the body. John:7:37-38
Second is spiritual wine; with spiritual wine, we are allowed and even encouraged, to get drunk. The wine of the Spirit fills us with joy, and removes our inhibitions so we can live an extroverted Christian life in Jesus. Ephesians 5:18
Third there is spiritual milk; milk is for growth. It provides strong bones and teeth for baby Christians. It gives a platform, a frame for which the meat of the Word can build on. 1 Peter 2:2
Most of us don’t like our fat bodies. I know myself that after a lifetime of being active and adventurous, the injuries caught up with me in my mid forties. Since then, it is as if I am always on some kind of diet. However, God sure likes fat souls, and the one thing we can overindulge in, we don’t. He even encourages us to pack on those spiritual pounds, so put down that burger, fries and shake, and pick up your Bible. You can have all the helpings you want from anything that is on the menu, and the Owner has already paid the bill. But wait, there is still more, we have been invited to a wedding banquet. Revelation 19:9
Make sure you have your RSVP in; you don’t want to miss this one. As the old song says, “come and dine the Master calleth come and dine”
May we all be well rounded Christians. (Pun intended)
Chaplain Lambert is available for Church Consulting and Coaching, Church Growth Seminars, Evangelistic Outreach, and Christian Concerts.
Chaplain Russell C. Lambert is the President of Life Passage Ministries, a church consulting and church health non-profit organization, an ordained Baptist Minister, a licensed Non-Denominational Chaplain and certified Police Chaplain. His ministry over the years has included virtually every facet, with highlights of four Pastorates, a Church Planter, Police Chaplain, Community Chaplain, and Worship Leader, serving in Arizona, Oregon and Washington state. He is considered a well-rounded vocalist, having performed in the professional arena for three years. He has also served 15 years in Corrections and Law Enforcement, from Officer through Lieutenant with stints as a Tactical Support Unit member, Academy Instructor, and Police Firearms Instructor. He participates in many areas of community involvement.