Once when returning to Corry from Lower Burrell, a trip of roughly 125 miles, I was checking the gas gauge just about every fifteen minutes. I got to thinking. The car was running just fine, but here I was concerned about it. Why? Because if I didn’t have enough gas, the car would stop running.
Sometimes I’ve tried to run spiritually on one tank of gas. If I fuel up on Sunday, is that enough for the wear and tear of the week? How much spiritual mileage can I get from one tankful? One tankful of gas could last indefinitely if I never used the car. But if I drive it regularly, I have to refuel regularly.
I am always using spiritual energy, even if I stay at home all week. I have thoughts, emotions, conversation with others, household duties, responsibilities. I put so much personal mileage on that I really need to be in touch with my source of supply for daily refill. If I let my tank run dry, there would be major breakdown along the way. I would stop functioning as a Christ loving, Spirit-filled Christian.
Unlike the car which would refuse to move at all, I would go through motions and attempt to keep up the pace. But the spiritual part of me would stop working. Eventually it would become evident that spiritually, my tank was dry.
Each day can be difficult. Don’t make it harder. Don’t let yourself run dry. Get the daily refill.