Sometimes life can hide the work God is doing in our lives...or is it we are just to blind to see it...maybe we are drowning in our life and cant see Gods hand holding us up....one thing I know for sure is God is working...sometimes he waits until we are ready for him to lift us up..or direct us ....like in my first news letter...I knew God wanted me to write it and had an idea of how...but I went crazy..spent months perfecting it...it has just the right amount of humor. direction and correction..it was good...but somehow it got tossed in the computer trash...lost for ever....I almost cried...I felt numb...I tried to re write it several times but lost heart...then about a year later I felt God asking me.." are you ready to do it my way now?" God gave me a task and I took it ..ran with it and in the end, even though it was good it wasn't what God wanted...but he is so Gracious..he let me do what I needed to do..then He stretched out his hand and led me in writing hundreds of article..news letter that touched many lives in many different areas of the USA...I didn't know..or understand his plan ...but He had one...and all I needed to do is allow it..we may not always understand what God wants from us and it can take hours, days or years for us to be ready to hear him..and allow him to work through us..the sooner the better I think lol...Are you ready?
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Some days are just hard...when we are hit with too many things at once, whether financial, health , day to day worries about our family,kids, farm...all of the above and some lol it can quickly bring us to a place of discouragement .. a place of despair.
I have decided to do things better around here..more productive...but this means heart ache..for me any way...down sizing my goats has never been easy..I get so attached..But we are feeding too many..we need to sell some off, low producers..breeds we are not focusing on..ect... Money is more than tight...its choking and dieing so hard cuts need to be made..but it is hard..every where I look I see room for cuts..more heart ache. But Scripture reminds us to be strong..courageous...For God is with us...wherever we go! Wherever!..It doesn't matter what we go through...no matter how hard it may seem..we can hold to the truth God is with us to carry us through..offer away out..embrace us with comfort..don't let discouragement blind you from his love..take a deep breath..allow God in...even though I hate down sizing my goats..I know God has something better for us..we just need to believe