It’s been a difficult week in ministry.
These weeks happen and they’ll happen again and again. I’m not going to tell you what’s been tough because that’s not going to be helpful to you or me. What I am going to tell you is that I’ve been reminded all week that when times are difficult like they are this week I need to press in even harder to God. I need to “tank up” up or risk “tanking it” so to speak. I don’t have the power on my own to carry all of these burdens. So in the middle of this week that is literally and figuratively filled with a lot of dark clouds above me I’ve decided to share some of the specific things that I have been refuelling on.
This song has been on repeat off and on for a total of probably about an hour this week and the week ain’t over yet.
My Dad gave me these scripture passages and spoke truth into my life. I’m so thankful for his guidance and friendship in my life, even after I told him the ***t was hitting the fan in my message to him. He kindly overlooked that remark
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” – 1 John 4:4
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5
“David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.” – 1 Chronicles 28:20 (coming from my own father this was powerful)
And my friend shared this verse with me as we met to pray together this morning.
“For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.” – John 3:34
Wherever you’re at this week, whatever ***t is hitting the fan, my prayer for you is that you would press into the truth of God. His fuel will never run dry.
What do you do to refuel?