We all have those days where we are running on E! Have you ever seen a cartoon showing a car running out of gas? The car jerks around, sputters, and kicks a tire out!
If only they had stopped to fill up. I am sure their ride would have been much smoother. If you watch the whole cartoon… they broke down in a desert… which I imagine is how we all feel when we let ourselves go too long without a refill of God’s Love, grace, and His presence. We get so busy trying to get things done that we don’t stop for a refill and we end up breaking down!
Another example… imagine a runner… at the end of a long run… parched and very thirsty… but refusing to stop… before they finish their run… they pass out!
I don’t know about you but I don’t want to pass out! I don’t want to miss a thing God has for me! We have access to Living Water! We can talk with Jesus… the well that will never run dry!
John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”
This verse tells me 2 things. The first being that in Christ I “shall never thirst”… what glorious news. The second thing it tells me is that in Christ I become “a well of water”. How amazing is that? When we take time to be with Jesus… not only does He fill us up… but He makes us a well for others to draw from and get a taste of Living water!
I know there are days when I look to my husband when I need a refill. As sweet as he is yall… no matter how hard he tries….he can’t do it. And you know what… it is not his job! It is wrong of me to put that expectation on him. He himself needs a refill of God daily.
I think some days when I’m running around on E I will try to tap in to my husband’s “God tank” instead of tapping in to God and all that does is get us both to E faster! A husband and wife both need to be filled with God’s Love in order to show Love to each other.
After all, God is Love.
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.