Running on “E”


Running on “E”

I am notorious for waiting until my needle is all the way on “E” before stopping and getting gas. I don’t know why, there is not reason that I can think of…..but I have done it for years. My husband is always asking me if I “got gas before I came home?”


Have you ever felt like you were running on empty?

For years of homeschooling I wanted to make a Bible Study a part of our day. I always believed it was important. We missed some days, and that was ok…but most days we did make an attempt to study.

I remember being asked why we had to do it several times throughout the years. I certainly did not want them to feel like it was a “legalistic” ritual that had to be performed each and every day. So I referred to the car that I so often did not fill with gas.

“What would happen to the car if I did not put gas in it?” I would say. “It would not run” was the obvious answer. Since “actions speak louder than words” I decided to let it happen.


Ah, not really…I was just being me again.  We were out of gas.  And my husband had to literally bring a can of gas to put in the car to get me to the station. I had tried and tried to start it and it just would not happen.

Yep, it is like us. I have been there friends. The last couple of years of my life I did not have time to “fill up” with the word of God. And yes, for the most part I felt extremely empty. I had nothing to give. I couldn’t start up. I got through life…barely.

Spending time with Him and reading the Bible keeps us from getting to “E”.

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” Romans 15:4

I don’t know when I ran out of gas in the car that it helped the boys understand it any better….but it made perfect sense to me.

I knew it to be true, and yet I did it again. And I will probably do it again. I won’t mean to, but it will happen.

But now that I have been on the side of the road, I don’t want to be calling for a can ever again!!

~Be blessed



*pixabay, NIV, google*

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