Sermon Illustrations

A city dweller turned farmer went to the local feed store to get some answers: his best cow had stopped producing milk.

“Are you feeding her right?” asked the storeowner.

“Just what you sold me,” replied the rookie.

“Are you milking her every day?” the owner asked.

“Just about. Sometimes when I only need six or eight ounces for breakfast, I just let her save up to get it all later,” came the reply.

The storeowner explained that it doesn’t work that way. “You have to take all there is to give,” he said.

But you know what? That is exactly the way it is with God and His Spirit. You have to take all He has to give you.