Midweek Moment: Out of Gas Again

Your kidding me! I’m out of gas again! It was my very first car, a pickled green colored Pinto. When you pressed the button for the windshield wiper fluid, oil would protrude out onto the glass… and then there was the door. I would steer with one hand & hold the driver’s door shut with the other hand & a piece of rope. I called it the Hulk & it was nothing short of a jalopy. I can’t tell you how many times I left the keys in the car just hoping someone would take it! Above all, I was notorious for giving out of gas. I was known to press my luck and put a dollar of gas in the car daily with hopes of getting back and forth to school . It never failed I always underestimated my distance & gave out of gas. After panic walking a few times in high heels carrying a very embarrasing red gas can, I came to a very smart conclusion, Beverly you just can’t get anywhere without gas! Can I be candid? I sometimes have to remind myself of this very thing even in my personal life, Beverly you just can’t get anywhere without gas! You see at times I seem to get my priorities a little out of line with kids, PTA, hobbies, volunteer work, even church activities & I forget the most important things ,taking time for God & my spouse. That is when the Holy Spirit quickens & reminds me my gauge is running low & I need to pump in some high octane spiritual fuel. I have to get in the word, pray, & seek the presence of God. A Christian that is not refueled will just sputter out just like my old green Pinto. Well here goes the part in the devotion where I step on my toes! OUCH, sometimes I just need to slow down & spend a little uninterrupted couch time with my hubby. No electronics, phone or chattery voices to drown out our conversation. It is then that I recognize the importance of fueling up the LOVE tank. A marriage that is not refueled will sputter out. I refuse to allow Satan to persuade me to live off of just fumes!!

“Be careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity…” Ephesians 5:15-17


Beverly Weeks is an energized Christian speaker who is devoted to encouraging couples with God’s inspired Word. She has written numerous online devotions, blogs & articles to exemplify powerful, practical biblical truths to couples standing for their marriage and family. Candidly & transparently, Beverly shares the grace, hope & redemption that Christ offers to all and their marriage relationships.Beverly speaks from personal experience, a confident faith and a zealous passion, proclaiming encouraging messages of hope. She engages women’s groups, churches and conferences with topics such as Battling Low Self Esteem to Healing in Your Marriage.To find out more about Beverly visit Intentionally Yours.

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  1. Hello.This post was extremely motivating, especially since I was looking for thoughts on this issue last Saturday.

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