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Building Faith, 10 – Filling The Tank

November 7, 2015

Drivers know they have to fill up the tank with gas before they take a journey, and so they consider how much gas they will need to get to their destination. Even without a car, we are on a journey, for life itself is a journey, a trip to somewhere from nowhere. We need not take the trip with an empty tank. Because we do not know the length of the journey or its destination, we need to keep our tanks replenished.

King David’s life was particularly dangerous. He began life as a shepherd, cast into the hills watching his father’s sheep. After Samuel’s visit and learning he was pre-ordained by God to become King of Israel, he could have been confused. In psalm 10 David sings to God, “O Lord, why are you so far away? Why do you hide when I am in trouble?” He continues, “Lord you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries.” When David was troubled, he called to God to fill his tank and give him the courage to further God’s plan for the small nation.

God is our service station. He gives us the wisdom and perseverance to accomplish whatever we need. A little prayer and a big thanks are all the payments He requires, and He forgives us when we forget to pay. But we fill the tank in the name of Christ, his beloved son.

(2 Corinthians 4:6) God shines in our hearts and gives the light of knowledge in the face of Jesus.

(Matthew 5: 3-6) Blessed are the poor in spirit and those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

(Colossians 2 ) In Jesus dwells the fairness of God, and I am filled.

(Psalm 150: 6) Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

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