Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WFW: Check Your Tanks

Do you ever feel like this? Bone tired. Weary. Exhausted. If one more person asks you to do one more thing... Everybody has felt this way.

When I start to feel this way, I usually find that I have let my gas tank run dry. Not the one in my car, but the one that God installed in me at birth. My spiritual gas tank. The one that can only be filled by God. I need to put on the brakes, pull into a parking spot and spend time with God.

There is nothing like pouring a cup of coffee and having a chat with my Savior through prayer. I often wonder if my new neighbors think I am loony. Sitting on my couch talking "to myself". God is with me all the time. Why wouldn't He be sitting in my living room listening to me as I drink my morning coffee? I enjoy the silence of my home and I talk to Him and pour out my heart. Prayer doesn't have to be thee's and thou's with eyes closed. I wouldn't talk to my earthly BFF that way so I am certainly not going to talk to my heavenly BFF that way.

Picking up my Bible and reading for nuggets of hope, help and encouragement. Some days it may be a chapter and some days it may only be a verse. I wait for His "bump". It is almost like a double take that makes me say, "what did that say?". Sometimes I am surprised to read something that I have read all my life and actually see it for the first time. It is like God says, "Now you are ready."

Our weeks are busy and there are definitely times when we get weary, but God has given us a promise. "We shall reap.... if we faint not!"

Check your tanks!

16 comments:

i'm black betty said...

i need to slow down more, but it is so hard to find the time. i need to MAKE the time, right? great post! i needed this.

gingela5 said...

Great message! I think I need to sit and have more time with God more often!

From the Doghouse said...

My light's been on a lot lately.

Laurie Ann said...

Very encouraging and inspiring post, and I love the picture and Scripture you gave! Happy WFW!

Denise said...

This was powerful.

Debra said...

Yes, I have felt like this...but I don't think I was ever that cute!! Happy WFW! Blessings to you!

Jen said...

What a great post. Thank you for sharing. I have been dealing with this lately. Blessings.

Carrie said...

Thanks for sounding the alert...

Amy@saved by grace said...

oh yes ma'am I do..... I felt this way just a couple of weeks ago after Gustav and Ike..... Praise God for His faithfulness.

crittyjoy said...

a wonderful reminder...I have never thought of it that way but you are exactly right.

Thanks for sharing (and making me think :o)

Blessings.

DeeDee said...

love that verse

One that I had on the front of my homeschool planner for years!

Sweet!
Blessings,
DeeDee

Michele Williams said...

Wonderful reminder! Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you.

Mokihana said...

I love your WFW for today and am so glad I found your blog. That picture is wonderful!

Mokihana

Susan said...

Hi,

What a great blog you have!! So nice to meet you. Great word, and what a precious picture to go with it.

Blessings to you♥

Nancie said...

Thank God that He gives strength and grace for each day, and He blesses our labors for Him. I need this reminder today. Yes, let us not be weary in well doing but continue to look to God for grace and strength to walk with Him and serve Him. Thanks for sharing this sweet picture and encouraging verse with us. Thanks too for your encouraging comment on my post. Take care and may the joy of the Lord be your strength daily!

Amydeanne said...

Great post! I love this illustration with your son!