1 Corinthians 4:15-17 shows us Paul’s example of how he guided the church in the ways of Jesus.
Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness fasting and dedicating uninterrupted time with his Father. At the end of his 40 days, at his most vulnerable point, he faced 3 temptations. Those temptations are temptations we all face even now! He was able to defeat them all and we can too!
Jesus used his upward relationship with God to empower the inward relationship with his disciples and then step outward into ministry to the world. This is the model we must imitate in order to have a proper balance of 3-dimensional relationships.