Reducing our Dependance on Foreign Oil

14 11 2006

In the day we live in there has been much discussion about reducing our dependance on sources of foreign oil. The topic is very deep and has put our counrty in a very difficult position.

By the US obtaining the majority of our oil from foreign fields we have put our own oil fields on reserve. We don’t want to use them unless our foreign suppliers cannot deliver oil to us.

Our country has become so dependant not only on oil from outside sources but we have become dependant in many other areas as well. My point in this post is that our life in general has become more dependant on certain things and has become less dependant on the Source of all things.

We have become dependant upon health insurance and doctors to provide for every illness. We are becoming more and more dependant upon the government to provide to us all of life necesities. Many people want a government provided health care system. We already have a government provided retirement system called Social Security that is going down the drain.

The more and more we depend upon these things to take care of us and provide for our every need, the less we depend upon God to provide our every need.

Phillipians 4:19 says “God shall supply all your need…”

Have we become so dependant on foreign oil in our life that we have forgotten the one who can supply ALL our needs.

God, help me today to fully trust in you for all my needs. Help me not to become dependant on the things of this world. Help me to walk by faith, serving and trusting in you to supply my needs.

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Another One Down

1 11 2006

At work we have a special project going on where we have to monitor computers we have installed in trucks and we have to monitor them 24 hours a day. If one goes down it affects the whole operation and has to be handled quickly.

We are in the early stages of our project and development of this system and we have had some communication problems that have plauged us. The system has had times where all the computers have went down. We have these alerts sent to a couple of technicians who are on call 24/7, one of them just happens to be me.

There have been so many times now that the system has gone down I am not sure if it is a real alarm or not so we have become relaxed in our response to this.

Have we as Chriastians become relaxed in trying to save those who are fallen away from Christ? Has there been too many around us that have fallen and so now we have become so used to this that we can stand by and watch it happen and not even think twice about it?

We have to be so careful in our life to maintain a vigilant attitude while living for God. If we allow ourselves to grow cold are in a dangerous position. God can put is in the life of someone to help them with their struggles, but if we have grown relaxed we may not respond to someone in need when God would want us to.

I am reminded of a young man who recently quit coming to church. He was a young man with a passion for God. Always carrying his bible around and reading scripture. Going to the church and praying most days. But one day it was as if someone turned out the light switch. He stopped coming and grew cold.

I had the opportunity to get somewhat close to this young man and so I felt I could maybe talk with him and help. I have yet to be successful in helping him to be restored but I believe God has put me in a place where I can help him make his way back to God.

God, help me that my spirit would not grow cold and relaxed as I see others fall down. Help me to have the attitude of the good samaritan that I might do your will in helping others in need. That I would love my neighbor as myself and do my part to help others.

I understand that some will not want me to help and so those I will try and if I am rejected I will comtinue on in another place where you call me.