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Here is the Daily Dose for Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
In Christ, you have been brought to fullness. Colossians 2:10
Running On Empty
There are basically two types of car people in the world. There are the car people who, when their gas tank gets down to around a quarter of a tank left they head straight to a gas station to fill up. On the other hand, there are those people who want to see just how many miles they can get out of a tank of gas. These are the people who two days after the gas warning light comes on hope that there is no line at the gas station because they only have enough gas left to glide into the station and come to a complete stop at the first tank. These people are the risk-takers of the world that you, from time to time, find on the side of the road looking for help.
Interestingly, many of us run our lives like the second group of car people. We run ourselves ragged going here and there, to a fro, trying to do it all without refilling. We are working hard at our jobs, taking care of our families, building up our side hustles, and hitting the gym and maintaining everything that we have to do. Then suddenly, we look up, and our soul tanks are empty. The light is on telling us to take a break and refuel, but we figure we can keep going just a little while longer. That is until we find ourselves on the side of the road looking for help.
Friends, we can’t make it running on empty. Jesus certainly has brought us to fullness, but that does not mean we remain full. We have to do the work to stay whole. The fullness of Jesus comes when we spend time with him, allowing us to refill our souls. Daily life can drain us of love, joy, hope, and peace. Time with Jesus will enable us to fill all of those things and keep going in the world. So next time you start to feel run down, don’t go running on empty. Find some time to get to the filling station so you can make it to your next destination.