As I farm with and for the Lord I enjoy seeing how He reveals himself in little ways, showing that He is sovereign and faithful and sufficient for all I need.
This week we are working on building a fence around a ten acre pasture we cleared last year. Yesterday we marked out and dug holes for the corner posts before lunch, then counted up the number of posts we already had in order to determine how many more we needed to get. Well, we lacked thirteen, so I hopped in the truck and headed to town while my farm hand worked on clearing some lanes for the fence. When I arrived at the farm supply store I walked out to the yard to look at the posts. Apparently it is the season for fence building, because the yard was cleaned out of most of the supplies of posts and wire. However, there were still a few corner posts in a bin, and when I counted there were exactly thirteen! As I checked out the clerk said that someone else had come that morning and bought all but the baker’s dozen I needed. I know that the Lord kept just the right amount of posts for me, and I thanked Him for His Provision. Sometimes I overlook the way God works in my daily life. But it is encouraging to realize that if He cares for my daily physical needs He will also provide all my spiritual needs as well.
“And we know that in all things God works for the Good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. . . What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:28,31,32