Day Twenty-nine = Fill Her Up (40 Day Fasting Challenge)

Day Twenty-nine = Fill Her Up

For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:19)

Life in the world we live in seems to be so fast paced. There is always somewhere we need to be, or something we are supposed to be doing. In fact taking an afternoon nap seems well… downright lazy. We work so hard to maintain our lifestyles that we go for weeks on end without even considering slowing down. Even our vacations seem to be filled up. Have you ever heard the expression I need a vacation to rest up from my vacation? Busy, busy, busy seems to be our way of life. The trouble with this lifestyle is that so many things get taken for granted. It is not until we are without them that we realize how much we needed them.

Take for example your car. You drive it every day to get to work or school, to drop the kids off, or to pick up the groceries. Everyone knows that gas in the car is of the utmost importance. We watch our gas gauges closely, and whenever that needle gets close to the big E we stop in the nearest gas station and fill her up! Now imagine for a moment that suddenly the gas gauge in your vehicle isn’t working properly. It says it is at the full line but you have been driving all week without one single fill up. Surely it needs more fuel by now? All of the sudden you hear a chug-chug-chug and a clunk! There you are on the side of the road waiting for a rescue, and maybe appreciating the importance of the gas gauge just a little more.

In our Christian walk with the Lord we often treat our prayer time the same way. We know we should do it. We talk about doing it, but when it comes down to it we often find our prayer lives empty. Prayer is the fuel our spiritual gas tank requires in order to see the Power of God truly manifested. Make sure you are taking the time that is necessary with God to maintain that full unbroken gas gauge. Just like the verse in Philippians says, it is through this prayer that the empowerment of the Holy Spirit is revealed.


Published by Nathanstrom

Ordained Bishop with the Church of God; Cleveland, TN; Senior Pastor at Redemption Place Church of God Allegan, MI. Community Service Chaplain.

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