Refuel so you’re able to get going.
After you have meditated on God’s character and considered His Word, then get moving again.
Although refueling stations can be nice and offer much more than fuel like premium drinks, incredible food, fantastic snacks, comfortable seating, even shower facilities sometimes, and out-of-this-world desserts, the station is only a momentary stop. We refuel and go. The nourishment and rest are provided for the next part of the journey.
The refueling is part of the process to help us keep going.
We continue to hope in God. We continue to bear our burdens to Him and ask Him to answer our prayers. We do our best as we sometimes only slug through deep circumstances. We face disappointments with hope. We pray some more. We take advantage of the great benefits God provides for us like close friends, the church, and good Christian literature. We refuel and keep going.
Refuel. Refocus. Renew. Rejoice in what God has given you along the path.
Even yesterday, I rejoice in the friends who checked on me when they saw my vehicle on the side of the road.
Even more, I rejoice in those special people who walk in Christ together with me through life.
This article originally appeared on KevinCarson.com. Reprinted with permission.
Kevin Carson is the Pastor of the Sonrise Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri He also serves as the department chair of biblical counseling at the Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. He is a counselor at Sonrise Biblical Counseling Ministry, is ACBC Certified, IABC Certified, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, author, and a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats and seminars. He and his wife, Kelly, have four children. You can follow him on Twitter at @pastorkevinc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/drkevincarson.
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