August 7th – Fuel Supply

Weakness comes to all men. The measure of power sustained, greatest in youth, but waning with years. I Am Almighty, with all power without end. From My eternal store does the power flow of all creation and true life. Youths have it not, for even young grow weary. The power of man in every age is diminishing, but to My children comes eternal life. You grow weary in your tasks. The great effort in living pulls empty by days end, for the way of a fallen world is that of a cold, sunless ravine, removing the heat from those living in its darkness. But you are of the Light, yet your light now is still of limit, and you must come to Me that you would have strength to walk your days. In the true following, My children have not the strength for the journey. Great weariness and exhaustion is the path of the higher calling, but along this path I also walk. I give strength to the stumbling, and healing to the wounded – My renewal, for strength spent in carrying the load. Do not lose heart in the difficult stride of the following after My call. I Am here to refresh. Rest in My Spirit, and drink My Word of promise. I will give enough for the day. Do not lose heart. Ask and I will give, as surely I give without the asking. My strength will lift again, and your legs will again be strong for the next mile. Look to your God for strength, not of your youth, but greater, the strength found in years of wise faith. It is a strength not found in the young. It is in this given strength, that you will again have strength to give.

Isaiah 40:30-31 (ESV) – Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. 

Bottom Line: The strength of a Christian comes from Christ. The life we are called to lead demands that we are always refilling our spiritual tanks with God’s strength. If we are truly taking on what He calls us to do, we will need refueling. We find our own strength is never enough. One of the largest demands on us is our work life, and balancing it with our home life and church life. Our tank can run dry rapidly, and it should be expected, because following the path God calls us down is not an easy one. We need to have a daily habit of drawing from Him the strength that flows into us through faith, remembering His provision in years past. You have what it takes to continue in strength, as long as that strength is His.

A closeup of a backlit illuminated gas gage with the needle indicating a near full tank on an isolated dark background

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