I am a person who waits until the last moment to fill my gas tank. The warning light goes on, and I know I can get another 40 miles out of my tank. I have never run out of gas, but I’ve sure pushed the limits. Sadly, many Christians spiritual tanks are always empty too. That’s not the way it’s intended to be. We are designed to live our life full of Jesus. How full is your tank?
“For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ, and you have been filled by him, who is the head over every ruler and authority.”
Fullness of God
All of us go through times where we feel spiritually empty. David likened it to a deer panting after water (Psalm 42:1). With Christ, we are to be filled with the fullness of God. That is given to us when we decide to follow Jesus. Everything we need to live a life of faith is given to us at the beginning. If our tank is running on empty, that means that we have neglected our time with the Lord, and we need to reconnect to the source of living water.
There is a danger of continually running on fumes. In a car, there is junk in the gas that settles at the bottom of the tank. If you let the level sink to the bottom soon, you are sucking in all the junk to your engine which causes milage to go down and performance to increase. When we let our spiritual tank run low, our energy and inspiration disappear. Our desire to live for Christ decreases, and soon, we are just getting by. Jesus wants more for us than just getting by.
How Full is Your Tank?
Fill your tank today. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you to overflowing. Fill yourself with the Word of God and the fellowship of the Saints. When you do these three things, you will notice your spiritual fervor increases as well. Your mind turns to the things of God and away from those thoughts which take us down the wrong path. Make an effort to fill your tank today.