Life on the Farm 7: Sunday Selah

Life on the Farm Day 7: Sunday Selah Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together! (Psalm 34:3, ESV) As laborers for the “Lord of the harvest,” it is not only our responsibility but our pleasure to offer up praises to the One who has provided us with the ultimate provision: eternal life. God is not just the “Lord of the harvest”—He is the “Lord of our…

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Life on the Farm 6: Summary

Life on the Farm Day 6: Summary For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, ESV) And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. (Genesis 1:29, ESV) Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord.…

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Life on the Farm 5: Resting Season

Life on the Farm Day 5: Resting Season And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9-11, ESV) In Iowa, a farmer’s resting season…

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Life on the Farm 4: Harvest Time

Life on the Farm Day 4: Harvest Time Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;  therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38, ESV) I have to admit, harvest is actually my least favorite season of farm life. It’s so busy. Ben  works early mornings and late nights, and oftentimes I feel like a…

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Life on the Farm 3: Growing Season

Life on the Farm Day 3: Growing Season Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (James 5:7-8, ESV) If you know my husband, then you also know that…

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Life on the Farm 2: Planting Season

Life on the Farm Day 2: Planting Season The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7, ESV) In Iowa, planting season is in the months of April and May. It’s a very busy time, getting hundreds…

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Life on the Farm 1: Our Farm

Life on the Farm Day 1: Our Farm Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:3-4, ESV) Growing up in New Jersey, the closest I ever came to farm life was picking blueberries or pulling weeds in our front yard. I believed all farmers wore overalls and drove small…

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Life’s Greatest Influences 7: Sunday Selah

Life’s Greatest Influences Day 7: Sunday Selah May the words of this hymn draw us to spend time in the presence of Jesus this beautiful Sunday. The influence He has on us is so precious, but we must take time to be still and listen for His sweet voice. I come to the garden alone,While the dew is still on the roses,And the voice I hear falling on my ear,The Son of…

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Life’s Greatest Influences 6: Weekly Thoughts

Life’s Greatest Influences Day 6: Weekly Thoughts Day 6: Weekly Thoughts Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. (Proverbs 9:9, ESV) Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray. (Proverbs 10:17, ESV) We have been studying those who have great influence in our lives. From our parents, to…

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Life’s Greatest Influences 5: The Influence of God

Life’s Greatest Influences Day 5: The Influence of God All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV).. And…

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