A God Who Fills

A couple of weeks ago, the tire sensor on one of our cars revealed that one of the tires was low on air. So I added air to it but for some reason, that didn’t do the trick. A few days later I took the car to the shop and of course, they found a nail hidden in the wall of the tire on a side that wasn’t visible.


It of course got repaired and now we can drive around safely, but as I remember the incident, I can’t help but draw parallels between that circular piece of rubber and my own life, particularly as a man. The lack of air in the tire prevented me from moving safely toward my destination. Each mile I traveled, I lost something on the inside, and being on the road became more and more dangerous.


In this situation, it was something small and difficult to see that threatened my well-being and made my ability to move forward somewhat uncertain. As a result of this nail, I needed intervention in order to get back on course.


If I were to be completely honest, there have been moments during my journey with God where I’ve found myself either stranded on the side of the road or uncertain of whether or not I was going to make it safely to where the Lord was leading me.


Perhaps that’s you today. Maybe there was a slow leak in your faith and you didn’t even realize it. With each bump in the road, you find yourself becoming one mile closer to being immobilized or off course. Maybe that nail is hard to see and it’s hard for you to identify what’s really happening in your life.


As I think back to that day, I’m reminded of the security we have in God. Ephesians 3:16-19 says this:

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Amen!)”

As he wrote this letter to the church in Ephesus, I imagine the Apostle Paul at times had to fight the same thoughts and emotions we battle today; feeling helpless and wondering whether or not we’re on the right path. How is it that he could write with such conviction and courage? I believe he recognized that when the “nails of life” pierce us, God comes to seal the punctures in our souls. He remembered that Jesus “…was pierced for our transgressions…” (Isaiah 53:5) and that the nails in His hands and feet brought forth healing and freedom in our lives.


I want to encourage every man reading this right now that God wants to inflate our faith in such a way that allows us to move into what He has for us. I also want to remind you that you are not alone.


Lastly, in an effort to help us move forward together, I’d like to invite all of our men to join us on August 10th, August 17th, and August 24th for our Men’s Breakfasts. Each Wednesday morning, we will connect, eat tacos, drink coffee and discuss incredibly powerful content from the book, Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute. I am confident that this time will be insightful and transformational.


Find out more information and register online or in the app today. We’d love for you to join us as we walk through this life together as men committed to brotherhood and community.


In Christ,


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