If you are traveling this weekend remember to check your gas gauge so you have enough gas to get where you are going. Perhaps you’re a daredevil and try to see how far you can get when that little orange gas tank lights up before you fill up.
Have you been living off of liquids like coffee, water, or some other drink to get you through the day, but you are not in the habit of eating anything until the evening? You become tired, weak, and usually irritable, or crabby.
This is how we can become in our spiritual walk with the Lord. We fail to spend time with God, because we are too busy and use too many excuses why we have no strength or victory in our lives to overcome. We can get into a slump and run on empty and become very thirsty and weak. Criticizing and complaining at just about everything!
This past month in the Boston area we had record heat wave temperatures above 90’s and humid which seemed forever. My mouth was so dry at times and feeling weary and exhausted I needed water like every 15 minutes or so.
Jesus said, “if any man thirst let him come to me and I will give you living water, that you will no longer thirst”. John 4:14
Jesus said, ” I am the bread of life., eat and you will hunger no more”. John 6:35
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”.
Jesus said, “Tarry and wait in Jerusalem and you will receive the promise of the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:49
Jesus said, ” On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” John 7:37-38.
Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
“Do not be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit”
Ephesians 5:18 NLT
The Lord’s desire is that we walk with him with a full tank and full stomach. To the point that His Spirit is overflowing in our lives. We all need to be filled today, because we used up a lot of energy yesterday. We cannot and should not live on God’s leftovers so ask the Lord to fill you today.
“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness”.
“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers”.
Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend my friend and safe travels.