I just love the weekends! During this time, I get the opportunity to step back from teaching my little first graders and take care of and pour into myself. (self-care) I usually don’t have to grade papers and my lesson plans are usually completed and submitted on the Goggle drive. The weekend is when I get the chance to do what I want with the time that I have; get in some much-needed rest and relaxation!
My Saturdays are typically spent doing assignments and reading for my educational research course, working out at the gym, doing a little grocery shopping, getting gas for the week, cleaning the house, and cooking for the week (meal prep) And sometimes, if I get these things accomplished, I am able to get in a little fresh air. I usually sit on my patio or walk across the street and sit on the bench. There are benches in this area that overlook a gray fountain. I just love watching the water go up and down as it splashes on the base of the fountain. It is SO relaxing!
This particular Saturday, I forgot to fill up my gas tank for the week. I realized on Sunday, that I had forgotten to get gas as I drove down the expressway after coming from church. I decided to go to the gym and get in 30 minutes of cardio and then I would stop by the gas station and fill up. I had about ¼ of a tank of gas and could have waited until Monday, but decided it was best to just get it now.
I pulled into the gas station and got out my Kroger rewards card along with my ATM card. As I paid and selected the grade of gas that my car takes, (premium) I thought about how important it is that we as Christians, fill up. Fill up on the Word of God. Fill up for the week ahead. If I hadn’t put gas in my car and let it get on E, that would not be good for my car. And so, it is with us, we need to keep ourselves full. It is crucial that we fill up spiritually so we can stand when we face adversity, trials, temptation, and tribulations. Trust me, they are coming!
The Word of God says this…
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Since we know that trouble is sure to come, let us be vigilant and get prepared.
Your WORD is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105)
Is your tank FULL or are you on E?
Get ready! Fuel up and stay prayed up!