How I am enjoying the peace of this day. Listening to David Nevue's piano music at the moment. It fills my soul with light as I listen. I'm getting lunch ready for just the three of us (it's not a kindergarten day). My kitchen is getting cleaner, the laundry piles are diminishing and apples are sending a happy smell through my house. My heart is feeling lighter about our crop disaster after sitting with my farmer/shepherd and looking to the Lord about what we can learn from this.
1. We can become too dependent on our 'abilities' to grow a good crop. (Like we really had anything to do with it, besides putting the seed in the ground).
2. We can pin our hopes on the prospect of the profit rather than the prophet who gave us the prospect in the first place.
3. This loss reminds us to be humble and keeps us on our knees.
4. We can't be tempted to use that money for something frivolous because it isn't there.
5. Just a really good reminder that God is our provider and He is in control.
6. It was good to be obedient and buy the hail insurance that He prompted us to get.
7. The crop isn't really the important thing.
So as I reflect on the quiet of my day and the peace reigning in my heart I am thankful and feeling full and blessed in spite of the crop damage and the overwhelming load of work to be done. Today I am resting easy on the bosom of my Lord.