Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Hope for the Heart Part 02 - Need a Boost

Mary was excited about the conference. Her life had been crazy lately and she felt like she could really use some spiritual food. She could feel her faith eroding. She hadn’t taken the time to read her own Bible much lately. So she was anxious to get there!

She turned the key in the ignition… the battery was dead! Mary waited impatiently for the tow truck to come and give her a boost. As she hurried into the conference late she completely forgot to let the car run awhile to recharge the low battery.”

After the conference Mary sat waiting again for the tow truck. God used the situation to nudge her heart. The conference that evening had been a boost. In fact Mary realized she had been surviving on spiritual boosts from various conferences over the past year. Yet on a day to day basis she often felt like her spiritual battery was dead. She would wait impatiently for the next boost to get her a short distance in her Christian walk.

Many Christians live like that… with consumed lives, drained of power and their faith hanging on by a thread. Some get into the habit of seeking out special meetings to give themselves the spiritual injection they need. Conferences can be great times of refreshment for our souls!

Yet just like the battery that needed to continue to run in order to hold its charge, so our souls need a continual diet of spiritual refreshment. Without it our faith will erode and a dryness and even skepticism will seep into our hearts.

God is very clear about how to find that regular refreshment. He tells us exactly how faith comes in our lives.

“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17)

Does your Christian walk feel powerless? Do you feel skepticism creeping around the edge of your heart? Ask yourself… “Where is my Bible in my life?” Does it gather dust or is it a regular source of refreshment and guidance? Ask God to speak to you through His Word. It will be the source you need to grow your faith. Go beyond the boost and recharge your spiritual battery for the long haul.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Thank you for the wonderful boost that conferences provide for me. Please help me to have more of a desire to recharge my own faith through Your Word on a daily basis. Help me to find that consistent strength for the long haul. Give me a desire, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to take my Bible out and make more time for You and Your Word daily. I thank you in Jesus’ name, Amen.