January 12 – I’m Giving Her All She’s Got Captain

2:12 – I’m Giving Her All She’s Got Captain

#faithbites #faithjourney Captain

Have you ever had one of those days when you are pushing your engines as hard as you can and it seems like not enough? Or when everyone wants a piece of you and there is nothing left?

It reminds of me of almost every original Star Trek episode. The ship is in trouble. It has to either get somewhere fast or get away from somewhere fast. Kirk keeps demanding more of the Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott and while he is a wizard with the engines, he’s done everything he can do. The ship is operating well beyond design specifications.

That is how I felt tonight. The kids being kids. Not listening, running around, being goobers, pushing to the limit. On several occasions I said I’m done, I’ve had it. But low and beyond, somehow there is just a little more that you can squeeze out of the engines.

I may not have Scotty as my Chief Engineer, but I have a pretty good one giving me energy in the form of the Holy Spirit, salvation from Jesus, and direction from God.

Scripture
  • ” And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:13
  • I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” – Jeremiah 31:25
  • Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9
Reflection

It’s hard when everyone wants a piece of you. Reel Big Fish have a new song called “You Can’t Have All of Me”. It’s basically about being run ragged with doing everything. I feel like that some days. Especially when the kids are going nuts, I have a million things to do, and I can’t even have a second to think.

The funny thing is that no matter how many times I get there, somehow I keep on going. There is something pushing me, refreshing me and helping me not to become weary. Yes, there are days, when I just need to sleep and I do get that. But other days, when there isn’t anything left, the engines are running well beyond their limits, somehow there is just a tad more.

The holy spirit gives builds our spirit and strength. It’s up to us to draw on it when we need it. Sometimes though, it would be nice to have a kid remember they need a towel before getting in the shower or not wearing their sister’s pajamas to tick of their sister or sitting their butts down at dinner and eating their food. Some tell me I will miss these days when they are gone. Of course I will, but at the same time, I know that even when it’s tough, I can rely on the lord to be my Captain and give me strength and push the engines just a bit harder. They can take it.

Prayer

Lord, give us the strength to keep on going when times are hard. Help us perform maintenance on ourselves to keep our engines running the best they can. When we feel that we can’t push them any harder, be with us. Surround us with your love, energy, and grace. Amen.

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