Thursday, February 3, 2011

THANKFUL THURSDAY...fill it up!

One of the sweetest things that my husband does for me is he keeps my car filled up with gas. I cannot even remember the last time that my gas tank was running on empty. However, when it comes to my spiritual tank, nobody can make sure it is filled up except me.

None of us can grow in the Lord by hanging onto the coattails of others. It doesn't matter who we are married to or who our parents are. They can be as spiritual as can be, but if we do not have a intimate relationship with Jesus Christ ourselves, it just won't be enough to know someone who does.

EPHESIANS 5:18 "Drink the Spirit of God, huge draughts of Him." (MSG)

Spending time with God is the exact fuel that our spiritual tanks need. When is the last time that you filled up?

I am so glad that you joined us today for THANKFUL THURSDAY. I am rejoicing in the fact that we do not have to run on empty any longer. God gives us the energy and strength that we need to face whatever lies ahead for us. What are you giving God praise for today? Link up your TT post below so we can all rejoice with you!






19 comments:

LaughingLady said...

We've gone through a hard winter business-wise and I've been drinking BIG GULPS! It's amazing how sweet the Water is when you're desperate for it.

Dena E's Blog said...

Thanks so much for being such an inspiration to sooo many of us Sweetie...
Blessings and Hugs from our sweet Savior and LORD above~~~Hugs Dena

Heart Song said...

So true, God desires for us to draw near to Him, and to stay there.

I am so thankful for His sweet Presence...He truly is my Strength and my Song.

Blessings to you!

genny said...

it is good to always be thankful to God. here with my entry. cheers!

Amy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVED Your post! ... it is so nice to remember that even though its nice to have things done for us .... that the spiritual things need to come direct from us to GOD ....... Thanks for the reminder! Happy TT!!!!

Whidbey Woman said...

Hi Laurie, I am thankful that my husband keeps the car full of gas, too. Pumping it is one of my least favorite activities!
Hey, speaking of that... I am "pumped up" for Thankful Thursday. I can not wait to hear everything that God is doing in people's lives. :) God bless you, WW

pam said...

I've been going through a dry spell and it is not good to try and rely on others....just have to keep pressing in. Running on empty is SO NOT GOOD for me and others around me. :o)

Mom in the Fishbowl said...

great analogy!! Be blessed today!

Denise said...

You bless, love you.

Joshlin said...

Another great post! You have such a way of explaining and making us think.

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

What a wonderful example, it is so true that the Lord can fill us up!

Tiff said...

"You can't grow in Christ by hanging onto the coattails of others."

AMEN. I'm so thankful for getting to start over everyday, and for the grace to let go of those coattails and walk myself.

Kathryn said...

Amen!! Thanks for the reminder to daily be in the word and to meet with God in prayer. I needed that.

Pat said...

This is my first week to participate but look forward to being here every week.

Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,

So glad to be here and have a heart filled with thanks. Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing your thankfulness. Hugs.

Sweet Mummy said...

My first time here for Thankful Thursday! Thanks for the linky and for the inspiration to be thankful.

I have a group that is working through the Bible in 365 days together. It's amazing what being in the word EVERY day does - I love it! And having a group to do it with makes it even better.... accountability, as well as the option for discussion and encouragement!

Nana Jul said...

Thank you Laurie for hosting, and today's subject is exactly what the LORD allowed for me. Filling up with HIM!!
Happy TT.
Julie

becky aka theRAV said...

This is another wonderful post Laurie! Thanks for writing it, posting it and hosting TT>

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

so funny ~ i've been posting thankful thursdays without knowing there was a meme for it ")
i've added one today ~
see you at FHC ~ tea's always on...