Sample Daily Encounter Message
Got an Empty Love-Tank?
"Love your neighbor as yourself."1
That's a principle that Jesus taught. At times this can be difficult to do, especially if our "love-tank" is running on low.
A rather amusing thing happened on one occasion in the renowned Rose Parade in Pasadena in Southern California. One beautifully decorated float suddenly came to a standstill.
It ran out of fuel!
The irony was that this float was that of the Standard Oil Company—one of the large fuel companies of North America. With all their vast oil and gasoline (petrol) resources they failed to make sure their own vehicle was running on full.
Do you ever feel like you're trying to run on an empty love-tank? Or feel that your love-tank could do with some topping up?
I wonder how often, with all the vast resources of God and heaven at our disposal, we run on an empty love, joy and peace tank when, if we truly trusted God and followed his instructions for getting these needs met, we could be certain to keep "topped up."
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to find and know the peace that only you can give. Grant, too, that my love-tank will be filled to overflowing and splash over onto every life I touch. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Jesus (Matthew 22:39, NIV).