Gas prices are rising rapidly in the US. In Arizona, within a week, they rose .30 to .50 cents, making it around $5.40. I hear it is a lot more in other countries. Is there anyone out there that says YEY to this? Probably not.
Here are some of my thoughts…
Can I control the rising costs? No
Can I control how I react to the rising costs? Yes. I can choose to vacation locally. This past weekend, my husband and I went to Jersey Mike’s, and got a delicious sub. Then ended up at a resort golf club near home, and being after hours, we walked some of the course. We happened upon beautiful lakes and just sat on a curb, watching the calm waters. Cost…$18 for the sub, free for the idyllic scene and $5 for the gas.
Do I want to use my emotions to get in a tizzy over rising gas prices? No.
Focusing on the current personal and worldly problems does one thing, it takes me away from focusing on Jesus. When I remain focused on Him, He gives peace and provides creative blessings and answers to problems.
God provided brains when creating us. Let us use our beautiful brains for thinking about Him.
Dear Jesus, there will forever be problems to focus on but that pulls us away from focusing on you. We don’t want to do that. Help us see there are always choices and the best choice is seeking and worshipping you. You will bless us. Amen.