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Filling Your Empty Tank

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1 Kings 19

Filling Your Empty Tank

 

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. 1 Kings 19:3 NLT

 

Signs you’re running on fumes:

 

1. I depreciate my  _______________________

 

“I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.” 1 Kings 19:4 NLT

 

Cause: _________________________________

 

 

2. I underrate my  ________________________

 

Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets…” 1 Kings 19:10

 

Cause: _________________________________

 

 

3. I exaggerate my  _______________________

 

“I’m the only one left and they’re trying to kill me.” 1 Kings 19:10

 

Cause: _________________________________

 

 

4. I abdicate my  __________________________

 

He prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life…” 1 Kings 19:4

 

Cause: _________________________________

 

 

4 Ways to Refuel

 

1. __________________________________________

 

Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, “Get up and eat!” He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again. Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more!” 1 Kings 19:5–7 NLT

 

Psalm 127:2 , Mark 6:31-32

 

2. __________________________________________

 

There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. But the Lord said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But…” 1 Kings 19:9–10 NLT

 

1 Peter 5:7

 

3. __________________________________________

 

“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. 1 Kings 19:11–13

 

The root of all burnout:  _______________________________

 

Reverence for God gives a man deep strength. Proverbs 14:26 LB

 

4. _____________________________________________

 

“Go back the way you came to the desert of Damascus. When you get there, anoint Hazael …and Jehu …and Elisha.” 1 Kings 19:15,16

 

Blank fill-ins:  Worth, Comparing, Work, Controlling, Problems, Emotional Reasoning, Dreams, Pain, Rest my body, Release my frustrations, Refocus on God, Idolatry, Realize I’m not alone

 

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Daily Bible Verse

  • 1 Peter 5:8-9
    “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

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