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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dry Hole

I grew up in Texas and live right now in Oklahoma.  Oil Country.  During college I worked offshore on oil rigs in the Gulf.  There was never certainty that we would hit gas or crude, high probability, but not certainty.  Drilling a dry hole was very costly.  The day rate on the rigs was high.  But a dry hole did not end exploration.  The organization moved the rig to the next location and started the process again.
When you read the Bible and there is nothing there, how do you respond?  Thoughts at DTTB.
Every now and again my time in the Word resembles a dry hole.  That is I do not get much out of the time.  My suspicion is that has more to do with me than it does with the passage I am reading at the time.  Today was like that for me.  Not much tangible in the time I spent in the Word.  (But the discussion in the Bible Study this morning was great…)

When that happens I can respond in one of two ways.  I can either get discouraged and consider the time wasted, or I can like the oil companies move on to the next lease and try again.  I will go with the latter.  Tomorrow is another day...

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