Isaiah 58:7-8 (New Living Translation)
7 Share your food with the hungry,
and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
8 “Then your salvation will come like the dawn,
and your wounds will quickly heal.
Your godliness will lead you forward,
and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.
Glory to God! I love those verses! Just read em! What a wonderful God we serve! Well, spring is slowly trying to advance here but there's a fly in the ointment, those who know are talkin snow this coming Sunday which doesn't exactly tickle my fancy. Oh well, sooner or later spring should come. The photo above was from last spring, in March really, and its no where near that cleared off here now. Everything is pretty white yet and where it isn't its pure mud. I've been doing a few chores here and there but tomorrow morning I'm finally on my own, going to be doing the whole ball of wax. Been driving the Bobcat off and on since Monday and it doesn't seem to hurt me one bit and I can't feel any stress at all to the area in my body where they almost cut me in half. God is good and He has been healing me well. Now just so old Tom don't try to out pace God in the heavy lifting department.
I came across those Bible verses today in the New Living Translation and I do believe I've found our farm verse! I can't believe how it just shook me when I read it. Beautiful and full of promise to those that obey in those simple things. Imagine farming or ranching with that as the motto, the verse of the place. I'd betcha there'd be a blessing in following them. In fact I know there is because that's what it says! I love the last part, "and the glory of the LORD will protect you from behind". Praise God!
Farming and ranching can be tough, raising a family can be tough, but when a person gets right with God, believes in the Cross of Christ, puts his or her faith in Jesus Christ and the finished work of the Cross, well your living the way God intended you to live. To be filled with God till it overflows. Now that brings up something right off the bat. We don't "do" these things in order to get in right standing with God, no we don't, because if we did we'd never do em good enough and all our good works would be as filthy rags in the sight of God. We do these works when we have seeked after God's own heart, after we've prayed and filled ourselves with His Word till God's goodness just has to have an overflow and come flowing out of us.
Yep, I figure these can be our farm verses from now on.Never really had any and this just hit me right square in the heart!