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Fill ‘er up!

Half a century ago, I was always hustling to make life a little easier. I never engaged in robbing anyone or selling drugs. Let me tell you about the day, my blessing came gushing in.

Here’s a flashback as written in Barrio Walk: Stepping into Wisdom: “By this time, I had my 1962 Chevy, and I was so proud of my red and white beauty. It once cost me an exorbitant amount of $6 to fill the gas tank. One of my best days back then was when I went to the gas station on the SE corner of 19th Avenue and Van Buren to a malfunctioning gas pump. The gas came out at normal speed while the amount indicator barely turned. I filled up my car for 37 cents. I quickly headed home and filled up my parents’ 1970 Le Mans for less than half a dollar. I tried to fill up my dad’s truck, but when I went back for the third time, there was an out of order sign on the gas pump.” Wow! This barrio blessing still resides in my memory wearing a bright Kool-Aide smile.

Fifty two years later, TODAY, I’m still hustling, but now it is to make life a little easier for others. My blessing comes from sharing a new Source of gas ... from writing about the Good News. For the remainder of my life, my mission is to fill as many (human) tanks as I can before my time runs out. There may come a day when we are allowed to worship freely. I hope the next few lines will flow like discounted gas to energize the root system of your heart and nourish your soul:

His promise in 1 John 1:9 states: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

*** Make it easier for yourself TODAY by asking God to forgive what happened yesterday. Confess and let GOD do what HE wants to do - That is to cleanse our souls.

*** Make it easier for yourself TOMORROW by fixing your eyes on Heaven. That is where our Friend lives, His Name is Jesus. Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people.

Once you get filled with His Everlasting Life, you will never have to fill up again.

May the God of Hope fill you with all Joy and Peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13

God bless you - shine some light on the darkness!

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