DRIVING ON EMPTY AGAIN
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. (Matthew 11:28)
There have been very few times in my life when I have exerted a maximum amount of energy, but one experience I recall vividly! We had taken a pop-up camper to Colorado on vacation, and a brother-in-law thought it would be a great idea for us to take a hike in the mountains. We started off just fine, but the first 1,000 feet were straight up!! 11 miles and over 5 hours later we emerged from the forest exhausted, thirsty, and soaking wet (from the thunder storm we had hiked through!!)“
There are times in our spiritual walk when we are exhausted spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally. Sometimes it feels like we can’t take another step. Occasionally it feels as though we have walked through a thunder storm miles from loved ones, and we are uncomfortable and homesick. God knows our condition!
Missionary Alfred Perna was ministering in a very poor part of Italy. When his duties were completed, he and his son began the 400 mile drive back to Rome, but realized that they only had enough money to buy 6 gallons of gas! They watched the gas gauge needle steadily drop until it almost reached empty, and then it froze. As they drove through Naples with the gas gauge registering almost empty they prayed and drove on. As they drove up to their apartment in Rome, the car sputtered and died, with the fuel tank empty.
God will do that for YOU!! When the emotional, physical fuel tank is almost empty, He will stretch your resources and help you make it all the way home! Keep your eyes on Him; the finish line is in sight!!
THOUGHT: “When you find He’s all you have, you’ll find He’s all you need.” (Gary Mathena)
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