If not immersed in water, then how can it fulfill its purpose?
A dry sponge is good for? I can't think of a purpose.
Most of us try in our own strength to fulfill our purpose. Like using a spray bottle on a sponge. Constantly in our own strength spraying a little of Jesus on us like cologne. Looks and feels wet but it won't last.
But for a sponge to fulfill the purpose God had designed it for. It must be immersed fully. Out of control! Under the water! Then pulled out and wrung out to be used as He purposes.
Dive into His His Holy Spirit and be immersed in His love and His gentle hands will release His life-giving love to others.
Mark B Weaver