Where Do I Find Fuel for My Journey?

I find fuel for my life each day when I sit in my favourite chair, pen, journal, Bible, and book of reflections on my knee. This is my time with God.  I read, reflect and write in solitude. My day is always better when I give this time for prayer.  I’ve been practising a time of morning meditation for approximately forty years.  It’s special sacred time that enables me to remember that I am God’s beloved child, abundantly blessed.

Most days this week, God’s brilliant sunshine has created a halo around a vase of wild-flowers proudly gracing my Tibetan trunk.  Their regal beauty reminded me daily of two very important blessings in my life. First, they remind me to keep my eyes open all day to the beauty of God’s world that surrounds me. Second and even more important they speak of the love and care our grandson, Tim, age twenty-two, has for us. He picked them, brought them, arranged them and left them as a surprise greeting “just because”. They remind me to keep my heart open to God’s love that is offered every moment of every day, “just because”.

This week, God and Tim have worked together to touch my heart and fuel my soul. I am truly grateful. Without my daily discipline of prayer and meditation, I might have walked by those flowers and missed out on receiving the fuel I need for living.

My suggestion for each one of you is that you take a few moments every day to meet up with God in prayer. Why spend a day without acknowledging God’s presence, God’s power within you. God’s strength and power are there, available to you, whether or not you receive them, invite them into your life. There is no need to run on an empty tank.


One thought on “Where Do I Find Fuel for My Journey?”

  1. Tim has found a way to show his love and appreciation for his Grandma. WOW! Whenever I feel loved and appreciated, my spirit gets revved too. You are so right when you say, “there is no need to run on an empty tank.”

    Not everyone appreciates reading the Bible or reading reflections wise muses have penned. I wish they did. We can’t make them. So you’ve got me thinking Janet.

    We have been blessed with this beautiful gift from God. How do we bless others and share this beauty with others. When people get an unexpected gift, a surprise like a beautiful bouquet of flowers, they immediately put the gift on display.

    Young children often pick wild flowers and bring them into their moms. Sometimes moms get a little picky and point out to their children that these are weeds. A 22 year old knows the difference and these days the world is waking up to the beauty of Creation. What people once saw as weeds are now seen as beautiful “wild” flowers.

    The Bible has helped many people see the beauty of Creation and strengthened them through droughts or tough times. The Bible has also been used as a weapon. The Bible like “Fire” or “Fuel” for our Tank…has energized millions and generations of people. The Bible like Fire or Fuel can harm people and many people are now afraid to even consider using it in their tank.

    Likewise these days, fossil fuels are the target of many people’s anger. They see Fossil Fuels and Methane Gas from Cows as bad, bad, bad energy sources. So, innovative people with a passion for Creation and the well being of this planet have found a way to redeem these bad fuels.

    You and your grandson may want to check out what Mark Herrema, young man from California, is doing to redeem these fuels, to create something good and useful from them.


    The premise behind Mark Herrema’s research and his company NewLight Technologies is this. “What if like fire which can destroy, we saw it (Carbon emissions) as a source of life, a source of light.”

    Discovering Mark’s research had the same effect on me, as seeing a halo of sunshine around a vase of Tim’s wild flowers sitting on your Tibetan Trunk.

    Thank you Janet for sharing your delight for “wild” flowers and the beauty of a polished Tibetan Trunk graced with Sunshine, flowers and your cherished memories. Sincerely, Linda

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