Running on Empty

May 20, 2019

Okay, spilling my guts here...I wrote this in my notes on iphone 3 years ago because I was sick of "running on fumes" with my walk with Jesus...


I was outwardly saying more than likely all the right things but I had hit a wall spiritually.


I was tired physically and spiritually so now I was pretending to be "up to date" with Jesus. 



So this is where I was...



"Running On Empty"


December 16, 2016


Jackson Brown wrote a song years ago called “Running On Empty”


Lately this song seems to be the story of my spiritual life or if not that title I would just say “running on fumes”.

It is not possible to lead a productive godly life when fumes are what you are counting on to sustain you. There is certainly no growth because nothing is going in to support or nurture or fuel what you are trying to put out.


Ezekiel 37:3 says “Son of Man, can these dry bones live?” Ezekiel replies to God that only He can know the answer to that…because he acknowledges that it is in His hands.


If you are running on empty then it is a sure bet that you are also running away from something or someone. Why is that? Because if you won’t stop to fuel it might be  because you don’t want to think, you want to ignore something, you have declared yourself NOT in need of any assistance. "No, I don’t need fuel for my car’s dry gas tank which is “running on empty” so I will ignore the fuel gauge and not stop at any gas stations."


Well, isn’t that quite foolish? If we knew someone actually doing that we would think they were some kind of idiot to be honest.

Twice I have actually run out of gas due to lack of attention and not only did it hurt me but others around me who were required to go far out of their way to help you out of your plight.


Psalms 1:3 says that a "blessed man is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither."


A fruit tree has got to have water so if it is planted close to a stream there is good soil and irrigation available…in other words there are fuel resources to insure it is not “running on empty”.


Running on empty is pretty depressing if you read the lyrics.

It sounds pointless,

has no goals,

the writer doesn’t know where he is headed, he just knows that he is always behind.


So Lord, can You make Kim’s old dry bones live again?


I believe the answer would be to plant myself next to a great stream again…maybe God’s living Word.


What happened next I will write about soon!





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