Transformation Fuel

I admit it – I have run out of gas before.

One time my wife and I were driving home after a late night and I noticed that my fuel gauge said I was getting close to empty.

Now first a word about fuel gauges – I look back on the vehicles I have owned through the years – all of them had fuel gauges that indicated when you were exactly empty! Ha – you know, like when the red is at the top of the empty dash, and when it goes all the way below the dash to “actual empty”. (Are you laughing yet?)

Seriously, there is really an actual empty and a technically empty on your vehicle.

But this night when Sylvie and I drove my car till we ran out of gas, my indicator has changed now and no longer goes below the empty line. It gets stuck at just above empty!

Now I know – once I get near empty, I must get gas because once it hits just above empty, that’s the last point I know when the last gallon of gas is available!

It’s so important in life to know when we are getting close to empty – if we stop being able to know how much fuel we have, we won’t know until its too late and we find ourselves stranded , frustrated and isolated.

In order to experience true personal transformation in your life, you need fuel to get you there.

And in order to make sure you have enough fuel, make sure to constantly watch your levels and indicators – the Bible is our indicator and gauge . The Spirit of God is that fuel you and I need in order to be ready for our transformation journey – be filled every day!

More about TRANSFORMATION next time!

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Tomorrow

“I’ll get to it tomorrow…”

Famous last words.

Some of you out there are habitual go-getters – you are always over-prepared, you were the first one to finish each homework assignment in high school, you always finish everything you start…

Hmm. On second thought, I don’t think I know anybody like that. Oh, there are people I know who come pretty close to the aforementioned description. But alas, none of us are perfect.

I personally think it’s a miracle when any project is completed. Of course, the scope of the assignment makes all the difference.

Your project might be to clean your storage room – but can you imagine Noah having to stay focused on building the ark? This was a century-long process! What patience Noah must have had to must each day as his detractors mocked him.

“Hey Noah! How’s that boat working out for ya?” “Noah I hope your planning to put three-story wheels on that thing!”

They laughed and laughed at him, until it rained. And tomorrow finally became today and it was too late to get on the boat.

I hope you have the patience to stick with whatever God-given promise you may be waiting on. But don’t get complacent – tomorrow becomes today a lot sooner than you think!

Until next time,

Jeff