My mom has a panic attack when she gets in my car and the gauge says “almost empty”. She has a hard and fast rule that you keep at least a half a tank or more always.
But I know exactly how many miles I can go once that light starts flashing. In fact, I know how many miles I can go past the “beyond empty” gauge.
It was a habit I started in college when I was broke. It’s a habit I still have because I just don’t like stopping and filling up with gas. I don’t claim that it’s a good one. I’m just being honest.
But it’s not a habit I want in my spiritual walk with Christ. I truly do want to walk around on “full”. Is that possible? I don’t know, but I know that its far greater than walking around on empty.
This morning I opened my devotional and my Bible. The words were exactly what I needed to hear:
Your desire is to be with me. Don’t worry that you are often distracted. I see beyond that. I see your heart and I know that you long for the deeper things, that you long for relationship with me.
And those words alone filled me up. They hit the exact gap that rested inside my heart. Sometimes it’s less about what we do (okay, all the time) and Who He is and what He has already accomplished.
Fill me up, please.
Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.