Everybody is quite aware of the high gas prices! Recently I have been to a couple of gas stations and filling my tank when the pump just shuts off. Apparently nobody can pump more than $50 worth of gas even when you pay with your credit card. I guess the only way would be to go inside and pay cash and have the clerk override the pump. I guess the stations are afraid that the card will not go through or something and so they limit the amount of gas one may obtain.
I wonder how many times I limit the work of God in my life? I wonder how many times I limit the grace God wants to shed abroad in my heart or limit the ways God wants to use me? If I am honest, I guess it is because either implicitly or explicitly I am afraid (like the stations) of losing: losing control, losing my own perceived value, losing wealth and privilege and standing. Yet, I am convicted, Jesus calls me (and you and everyone else) to lose myself to gain him. I hope I can become a better loser.