DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH FUEL?
I woke up at night and realised that water had stopped running. The normal thing to do was to get to pump water but there were two challenges: First, there was no power supply. Second, there was no fuel in the generator. We ran out of fuel the previous evening.
Night seasons come in life’s journey and you must be prepared for it. Do not get to the night season of life and realise that you have no supply to power the needs that the night season is presenting.
The story of the Ten Virgins makes us know that there is nothing as important as having extra oil in night seasons. If you use up all the supply in the ordinary things of life, you will be stranded when extraordinary things happen.
Paul and Silas were Apostles with extra supply. In prison at midnight, the proof that supply was available manifested. They were in chains and should be asking questions but there was supply- They sang hymns and prayed.
When there is supply in the midnight season, the things that depress others become your fuel for refreshing.
And beloved, you have supply in the Word of God. The Word of God feeds and strengthens the soul. Feed on the Word. When challenges come, you will be able to stand. Jesus did not start reading the scriptures when the devil was tempting him. It came out because it was there.
There is supply of the Spirit. Pray in the Spirit at all times. Pray without ceasing. Pray to build up your inner strength.
For I am well assured and indeed know that through your prayers and a bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) this will turn out for my preservation (for the spiritual health and welfare of my own soul) and avail toward the saving work of the Gospel.
Philippians 1:19 AMPC
Do not burn till you burn out. Do not run out of fuel when it is most critical. Store up. Build up. You will never be stranded.
Read what Paul told the church in Rome:
Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder.
Romans 12:11-12 MSG
Do you have enough fuel or are you burning out?