Thursday, September 25, 2008

Recession?

"Every good and perfect gift is from above."
James 1:17


By now all of us have begun to feel the effects of our frail economy. Whether our grocery bill is larger, gas tank is empty, or our pockets just fill a little lighter...all of our "comfort zones" are being challenged.

My first response is to cut back on the "extras", travel less, and stick to the budget. I get confused and sometimes irritated with the political process of a "bail" out plan. Regardless of your stance on this issue...I think we would all agree on the importance of one thing.

Our comfort, our well being, and our security comes from God.

We serve the same God who calmed storms, parted the red sea, and even helped our great nation survive the 1930's.

I challenge each of us to get on our knees before the great provider and pray for our country, our leaders, and those less fortune around us. Then ask God to help you be aware of how you can play a part in encouraging those around you.

We serve a stable God in an unstable time. People look to us to have faith that God will provide. Our attitude should be reflective of the security we have in Christ.

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gifts!"
2 Cor 9:15

3 comments:

Karen said...

What a great reminder. Even though we feel crunched and defeated right now..we are so much better off than so many others. I will be praying for where I can encourage others.

Heather said...

Good post Miriam. I like your background before for your blog, I loved the pink and black, where did it go??

Callie said...

Awesome post Miriam!!! Thank you for sharing!