A few weeks ago we went on this crazy, fun road trip to see my brother get married in California. The drive from Brownsville, Texas to Roseville, California is 2,025 miles. We broke the trip up into drivable days and a mix between cheap hotels, friends and family, and camping. It was such a fun adventure!
There are 3 things we always try to do when we make a stop- bathroom, gas, and food. If we don’t get food, at some point we all start to get hungry and cranky. And we need gas of course! I remember at one point in our trip where the gas was incredibly low and we were literally in the middle of nowhere. Not a gas station (or anything else for that matter) in sight. When you drive across Texas there are patches where there’s no food and gas for literally hours. It’s so important when we travel on road trips like this that we fill up at the gas station when we can. My gaslight was on and it felt like forever before we finally found a gas station. I was imagining what would happen if we ran out of gas in what felt like the desert, and it would not be good!
Life can be compared to a long road trip. We have places to go and people to see. We’re going to go through patches in our lives that are dry and desolate and suck the very life out of us. It is so important to fill up your spiritual gas tank everyday, because it’s a scary thing when we start to run on fumes. We get cranky, we’re short with people, and exhaustion is just miles away.
Fill up! God’s Word is life giving- it renews us, it refreshes us, and it equips us for the journey. So the next time you find yourself running out of gas, pull over, fill up your tank with God’s Word, and get back on the road! And Enjoy the journey!
Romans 15:4- For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
1 Timothy 4:13- Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.
Psalms 119:105- Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Joshua 1:8- This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.