I love opening my journal every morning and lifting your requests to the Lord! It's such a privilege to be able to intercede for one another.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Some of you have even sent me updates already!
Don't worry if you haven't; I'm still praying for your original requests.
But bear in mind, my prayers don't change God's plans! My prayers change my heart, my perspective, my relationships.
If you do wish to update me or be added to my prayer time, feel free to email me.
I've been meditating on Phil 4:6, kinda out of necessity these days.
"Do not be anxious about anything." Really? Anything?
What about the BIG stuff?
What about the small stuff?
How many things happen in a day that can cause us anxiety? Anytime we're in the presence of other people is a good example. I think about my reaction to the things people say and do.
And instead of opening my big mouth I have the opportunity to give it to the Lord. I can talk to Him about it. And if I choose to do that instead of respond in haste, He always calms me. Every.single.time.
Then there are so many 'unknowns.' Especially when we seek and follow Him. But seriously, is He going to mislead us? No way!
Then there's the way in which we are to present our requests to Him ~ with thanksgiving! I l.o.v.e. that! I love being able to thank Him before I have any evidence of a positive outcome. But I know He is faithful and trustworthy, always!
So, that's how I'm lifting your petitions to the Father.
And can I ask you to pray for us?
After 3 weeks of an amazing harvest, suddenly the crop is showing signs of major damage. So much so that Clayton went to the field three times yesterday, walking through the corn, opening ears, searching for the 'perfect' produce.
We don't know if it's due to the extreme heat or not, but we do know we can't sell corn like this.
Our plan is to remove the damaged corn and start picking again August 20th, for approximately one week.
There are LOTS of problems with that. Since we stopped picking last week, we're talking about three weeks of no corn. Some customers are tired of waiting, some are losing interest and some are simply busy getting ready for school. Which is another thing ~ we won't have any help.
And I suppose I could go on about the problems, but I don't want to.
Because we serve a God who is sovereign! This is no surprise to Him. How are we going to respond to the prospect of a huge loss? I'm going to give Him thanks! This is His crop, after all! And if we look further into Philippians, we see 4:19 ~
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.