How full will $5 make you?
I like to keep my cars fuel tank full all the time. It’s so much easier and makes you feel WAY better when $5 will fill your tank up vs barely get it off E. Am I right? So every time I pass a gas station, even though I absolutely HATE gas stations I will stop and fill my tank back up for the most part. That wonderful feeling of $2 filling your tank up just really adds a positive note to your day.
Our spiritual and emotional and dare I say physical life is just like this. If you’re running on E all the time it will take a lot to fill the tank back up. You can’t run and help someone else either spur of the moment if you’re running on fumes. You’re so consumed by your lack that you never have enough to spare to share.
“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
It’s so much easier to touch God if you’re doing it daily, consistently. Don’t wait for a tragedy to seek a relationship with him, to fill your tank up. You never know who may be depending on your consistency and dedication to never letting your tank get low.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. James 4:8