ARE YOU “FLAT-TIRED?”

by Tammy Phillips
February 7, 2022

The wedding rehearsal was waiting for one groomsman to begin.  Where was James?  It was the question we were all asking and then he appeared.  He had decided to take an early morning beach ride to the casual rehearsal venue. Along the way, he experienced a flat tire. He had to walk and push the bike a little way to make it to the destination.  When he arrived, he was “flat tired!”

Isn’t that just like life?  We are cruising through day-by-day and then pop!  Pressure comes so hard and fast that your internal tire just goes flat.  The troubles of life can suck the air right out of you just like a flat tire on an early morning beach ride.  Life comes to a halt because you are “flat-tired!”  We have to get off the bike of life and push it to find a place to revive the “tire.”

Are you riding on the bike of life “flat-tired?”  Have circumstances, situations and the cares of the world knocked the breath out of you? Do you need a revival?  I know the place of revival if you are “flat-tired.”

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.” (Psalm 138:7 NKJV)

David walked in the middle of trouble, I would say that he was “flat-tired.”  He knew Who would revive, help, and save him.  He knew where and who to go to when he needed his “deflated tire” of the inner man brought back to life.  The Hebrew word for revive is chayah which means:

  • Revive
  • To live
  • Make alive
  • Recover life
  • Repair life
  • Restore to life
  • Renew
  • To live well
  • To flourish
  • To quicken
  • The idea of breathing

I hate getting “flat-tired.”  Hate it.  It is trouble I just don’t want to be bothered with.  Isn’t that like all cares?  Who wants to be bothered?  The good news is inner revival is really an easy fix.  Trust the Lord as Savior, Deliver and Reviver.  He is life and it is He who breathes His life into our “flat-tired.”  It is His word that brings life and healing.  David said three times in Psalm 119 , “Revive me according to Your word.”

 In Proverbs 4:22, Solomon says the LORD’s words “are life to those who find them, and health to one’s whole body.”

When you are feeling flat and lifeless, fill up on the word of God and pray the words of David: 

“Revive me according to Your word. …
Revive me in Your way…
Revive me in Your righteousness. …
Revive me according to Your lovingkindness
Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word. …
Revive me according to Your justice. …
Revive me according to Your word. …
Revive me according to Your judgments. …
Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.”
(Psalm 119:25, 37, 40, 88, 107, 149, 154, 156, 159 NKJV)

Hear the answer of our kind and loving Father, “For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name [is] Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him [who] has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive:  the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15 NKJV)

His will is to revive us.  His will is for us to live, recover, be repaired, be restored, to flourish…to breathe.  He is not about us being “flat-tired.”

I enCOURAGE you to get your “flat tire” fixed.  Jump back on the bike with the Lord and ride along the beaches of life with the cool, salty breeze of His presence blowing in your face. This my brothers and sisters is true revival.

“Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live.” (Pro 4:4 NKJV)

“He gives power to the weak, And to [those who have] no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew [their] strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (Isa 40:29-31 NKJV)

 

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