DayBreaks for 7/05/18: A Better Use of Energy
From the DayBreaks Archive, July 2008:
Energy – the discussion is everywhere these days, mostly due to the price of oil. Should we drill in ANWR? How about offshore? Should we be tapping into the strategic petroleum reserve in an effort to lower prices and drive down costs? How about the bio-fuels that have been touted, such as ethanol, etc., that once seemed to hold such promise but which now are becoming more and more suspect as part of the solution? Should Congress allow building more oil refineries? How about nuclear power? Hydrogen fuel cell cars? Solar powered vehicles, or other forms of electric vehicles?
Not all energy gets pumped out of the ground. There’s the energy in our human hearts and in our bodies. As we get older, it is a standing “joke” about how we are more tired than we used to be and how we have less energy than when we were younger. Sadly, our spiritual energies can get taxed and worn, too.
Some of our expenditure of energy is due to trying to be something that we aren’t. That always takes more energy than being genuine. In Waking the Dead, John Eldredge wrote: “We at least know this: we know that we are not what we were meant to be. Most of us spend our energy trying to hide that fact, through all the veils we put on and the false selves we create. Our first parents thought they could hide behind fig leaves and in the bushes, and we do the same – only with more sophistication. Far better to spend our energy trying to recover the image of God and unveil it for His glory.”
Adam and Eve spent time and energy trying to hide from God. I want to spend the remaining years of my life trying to recover the image of God that I’m meant to carry. It’s a much better use of energy!
PRAYER: God, empower us through Your Spirit to do what we were created to do and to be! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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