Live Full

April 7, 2008 at 9:32 am 2 comments

I think of high gas prices.  I don’t know about you, but I keep letting my tank get closer to empty every time, hoping gas prices go down before I have to refill again! 

Thinking on this in spiritual terms, we are so blessed.  We don’t have to wait until we are sputtering, coasting into the station on fumes.  We can quickly “tank up” every day, every hour, every minute just by giving ourselves to Christ anew.  His energy, grace, passion, forgiveness, and purpose are not cheap, but they are free!  (Jesus already paid the price, once for all time.) 

Makes me want to get out extra containers and jugs!  Fill them up, being sure to have plenty to share.    ‘Freely you have received, freely give.'”

Join me in “TANKING UP” this week!  Hunt down all your jugs and containers and fill them up, too!  Let’s run on full, with plenty to share!  What we have access to is very expensive, but free!

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  • 1. Susan  |  April 7, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Amen! We are SO blessed but I so often let this world pull me down (like this morning!) I was in a slump when I got up this morning but the Lord has used so many things (including this post) to show me that He can fill me up beyond anything I can imagine. Thanks for allowing the Lord to speak thru you! Have a great afternoon!

  • 2. Under His Wings  |  April 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I loved the analogy of gas tank and my spiritual tank!!! I do want to run on FULL!!!! Thanks for blessing me with your blog! Also, I like the funky background and that fruit thing on the heading makes me very hungry for fresh strawberries!!!

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