It may seem a little melodramatic, but when you are travelling in a car at midnight with the guage telling you there are 17miles to your destination and the fuel tank has enought for zero (yes nil!) more miles the tables are turned. I have learned a number of lessons, the least import of which is that there are no 24hr service stations between Antrim and Derry! But seriousily... I found myself in the situation outlined above and this lead to my heartfelt prayer 'Please Jesus, just get me home!' My prayer was answered and more, I was able to drive to the service station the next morning, downhill and 1.3miles away.
As I refleected on this I felt prompted to consider others who in extremis turn to prayer. Some would say I shouldn't have prayed. It was due to my foolishness, not having adequately prepared for the journey that the tank ran empty. Why turn to God to supply where it was my omission, my foolishness that was at fault? Why indeed, I asked myself, it is a good question. Then I reflected that we often turn to God in exactly that same set of circumstances for help, an omission, due to foolishness, or foolhardiness! Our desire to be Kingdom bound has lead me to seek God's help in my journey of faith and pray, 'Please Jesus, just get me home!'
In my journey with God I have found myself to feel I was running on empty, my resources seemed to indicate that they were not going to carry me any further and there didn't seem to be any service stations in sight. It has been my experience that when I have prayed god has answered. He has refueled me by people he has brought into my life by a word to encourage, or at times rebuke and challenge.
My challenge to you is to prepare for the journey. However, if you find yourself mid-journey and the warning lights are lit pray that you may encounter the one who can meet your needs. May your prayer be 'Please Jesus, just get me home!' and may that prayer find an answer.