The four-lane road was busy. My car died. I slowly guided the vehicle to the side of the road and started walking. After a while, I reached the gas station. The garage was open, and I told the mechanic what had happened. The first thing the mechanic asked was, did you run out of gas?
The moment of truth, I remembered that the gauge was near empty, but I forgot about gas.
We can do that spiritually. Everything is fine for a while but quite unexpectedly, nothing. Not going anywhere, at a complete standstill, and we can’t figure out why. We have no idea what’s wrong or why things are happening the way they are. Why did we run out of gas spiritually?
The question we need to ask ourselves is, how is our prayer life? What about our Bible reading or attendance in the House of God? We can’t run on the past fuel very long. The fumes will eventually evaporate because our spiritual tank needs replenishing.
When we run out of gas, everything stops. Have you noticed that it’s only after refueling that things start moving again? The principal works for your vehicle and your spiritual walk with the Lord. You can’t run on fumes because you will come to a complete stop. God hasn’t moved, and he has plenty of fuel.
Take a moment and refuel, then you can resume your journey. If you refuse to refuel, you will come to a complete stop because you didn’t refuel. You will find that God has plenty of fuel if only you stop and replenish your tank.