Thursday, December 01, 2016

Fire Break

Hiking these woods I came across some workers that were blowing leaves and making a clear path in the ground. They said they were clearing this path for a fire break. They were going to burn the leaves and debris on the ground to maintain the Savannah woods.

Before civilization fire came through the woods from time to time.  This kept the undergrowth down and trees that were more resistant to fire thrived.

Fire is like problems. In the past foresters tried to stop all fires. But the forests started to change from Oak trees to less desirable trees. So now foresters burn occasionally to maintain the woods as they now.

We don't like the problems that come our way. Problems will make us stronger if we respond to them from the directions in Scripture. When we trust God we grow in Christ. When we turn to man to solve our problems we fester in the weakness we live in.

James 1:2-4 "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."

Don't complain about your problem. Turn to Jesus and look to Him for the answer.

Father I thank you for your provision You have promised.

Here is a link to this area, showing what it looks like in summertime.

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