Fuel Guage Or Destination?

I am sure that I am not the first to be driving along, only to glance down and see the fuel gauge on empty and the red low fuel indicator illuminated. On this particular day, by the time I noticed, I was a very long way from the next town. I am usually very careful not to let the needle go below half full, but a few extra trips for school and training ate up the gas quite quickly this week. I must admit that I was concerned at times about running out of gas, yet I also knew in my heart that it would be okay. There wasn't a sense of panic, but more a sense of peace. Before I accepted Jesus, it would have been a time of sheer panic.

Philippians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (NKJV)

In this situation, I could have chosen to keep glancing down at the fuel gauge, or to keep my eyes focused on the direction I was going. I did glance down a few times, but for the most part, my eyes were fixed on the destination. Not much different is our walk with God: we can focus on our circumstances and the situation, keeping our eyes fixed on our problem, or we can glance occasionally at them but keep our main focus on God and moving forward with Him. We are to use these life situations to share and tell others of the good news of Jesus Christ and His peace that surpasses all understanding.

Philemon 1:6 – I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. (NIV)

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You that we are not on this journey alone, but You are always present, prompting us and showing us the way. Help us to keep in the direction of following You and sharing about You to a lost and hurting world. Thank You for giving us situations in which we must trust You, in order to have good news to share with people that will lead them to You. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

Julie Bowles <[email protected]>