Are You Running Out of Gas?
Do you feel like you are running out of gas? When you have gas you have power and you continue moving along the highway. When you’re on empty we all know it, there you sit stranded on the side of the road.
When it comes to living the type of life that God has commanded us to live, you need gas! You need the type of high octane gas that only comes from the power of God. The power of God strengthens you and gives you the ability to keep going even when the going seems tough.
- [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and Philippians 2:13 (AMP)
- But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). James 4:6 (AMP
God said in Hebrews 4:16, for us to come boldly to “the throne of grace”, God’s filling station to receive grace in our time of need!
God’s Word is how He dispenses His power. When you believe in and put confidence in God and His Word, you will act on it and the power of God will be rereleased in your life. When we dispense gas (Word) into our cars tank (spirit), the key (faith) is turned and we are able to access that power. And then, you have to put your faith in gear (by acting on God’s Word) and press on the accelerator by continuing to act on God’s Word so that you can get moving and receive what you are believing for.
- And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor]. It is able to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God’s set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul). Acts 20:32 (AMP)
God’s Grace is His power that He has and continues to willingly give to you. It was the power of God that sent Jesus to die for your sins and then raised Him from the dead. The way God gives you more grace is by you spending time in His Word and then when you believe God’s Word and speak what you believe, God’s grace is released.
- Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 (AMP)
Are you running out of gas? Then fill up on the Word of God and release God’s grace by confessing the Word out loud from your heart!
- Published in Teacher