Can’t Get Far on Empty

Do you struggle in your daily time with God? You are not alone my friend. Satan knows your power and wisdom come from spending time with Jesus. He will purposely distract you and convince you that you don’t have time to study the Word, let alone pray.

Just like your car, when you are running on empty, you won’t get very far. I have to fill up my “tank” every morning. I like to get up and have a cup of coffee and breakfast. That gets my brain going. Now I’m ready to study my Bible and read my Bible plan on YouVersion. After that, I play soft worship music and pray. I have a prayer list that helps me stay focused. Some days I send voice prayers to whoever God puts on my heart. Sometimes I walk around my house talking to God and singing to Him. You’ll need to figure out what works best for you.

If you are already having a daily time with God, but are looking to enhance that time, I’d like to recommend a couple of books that have challenged and encouraged me:

The Jesus Hearted Woman by Jodi Detrick

Inside Out by Rich & Robyn Wilkerson

It’s easy to become legalistic when it comes to our relationship with Jesus Christ. We convince ourselves that we are somehow not enough if we don’t meet a certain standard.

We can’t grow closer to Jesus without spending time with Him, but God sent His Son because He wanted a relationship with us – not for us to be slaves to a set of rules.

If you want to have wisdom and strength, spend time with Jesus daily. He will lead and guide you. I can’t think of a better way to start your day.

Feel free to watch the short video.

What do you do to keep your “tank” full?


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Published by silentlybleeding

Jan McIntyre loves Jesus, family, bargain shopping, cooking, and photography. Jan was raised in a pastor's home and is married to a pastor. Her heart's desire is to encourage and empower pastor's wives.

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