Are We Fully Relying on God?
As we were reading Little House on The Prairie, I was struck by how much the pioneers had to toil and pray for what they had.
Think about our lives today as Americans.
We can run to McDonalds for food instead of worrying if Pa will kill some rabbits and if we will be able to eat tonight.
If we want a house we can just buy a house that is already built. We do not have to live for months in a wagon as we search for land. Then when we find the land, we do not have to cut down trees to build our own homes.
Our children can have pretty much all the toys they want and not just have a hog bladder and corn cob with which to play.
That sounds good. We are living in the best time the world has ever known. But is it really?
In the pioneer days people had to fully rely on God for everything they had. They made sure to study their Bible, pray, and go to church.
With all our stuff and conveniences we should have more time to devote to God, not less. Are we relying on ourselves and not on God? Are we using the extra time we have for God?
Think about these things as we enter the new year.