You're kidding me! I'm out of gas AGAIN! It was my very first car, a pickled green colored Pinto. When you pressed the button for the windshield wiper fluid, OIL would protrude out onto the glass..and then there was the door. I would steer with one hand & hold the driver's door shut with the other hand & a piece of rope. I can't tell you how many times I left the keys in the car privately hoping someone would take it! Above all, I was notorious for running out of gas. It never failed. I always underestimated my distance. After panic walking a few times in high heels carrying a very emberrassing red gas can, I came to the conclusion that you just can't get anywhere without the fuel!!
Can I be candid? I sometimes have to remind myself of this very thing even in my personal life, Beverly you just can't get anywhere without the fuel! You see sometimes I get my priorities a little out of line with kids,PTA,hobbies,volunteer work & I forget the most important things, taking time for GOD & my SPOUSE. That is when the Holy Spirit reminds me my gauge is running low & I need to pump in some high octane fuel! I have got to get in the word,pray & seek the presence of God. A Christian that is not refueled will just sputter out,just like my old green Pinto. Here comes the part where I step on my own toes! OUCH!!
Sometimes I just need to slow down & spend a little uninterrupted couch time with my hubby! No electronics,phone or chattery voices to drown out the conversations. It is then I recognize the importance of fueling up the LOVE tank. A marriage that is not refueled will sputter out. I refuse to allow Satan to trick me into living merely off of fumes!!
"Be careful then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise,making the most of every opportunity..." Ephesians 5:15-17