BACK TO BASICS

 Pictured: A vintage tractor near Kalispell, Montana.

Pictured: A vintage tractor near Kalispell, Montana.

Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say. When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil? When he has leveled the surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin? Does he not plant wheat in its place, barley in its plot, and spelt in its field? His God instructs him and teaches him the right way.
— Isaiah 28:23-26

When you don’t know what to do or where you should be in life, its a good thing to get back to the basics. Life can be full of distractions and hinderances that cause you to lose the way. Regrets from the past can cripple your dreams. Doubts, depression and fear can render you immobile like an old tractor in the field. The longer it sits there the harder it is to get going.

Be careful of the voices you are listening to. Every day of your life you are bombarded with promises and propaganda from sources you would hope you can trust. But I’m learning that there is only one absolute firm foundation that you can build your future on. That is in knowing Jesus and hearing God’s voice clearer than the noise of the crowd and the latest headline news.

God reveals His best for you when you take time to hear His voice. Just like a good farmer, there is an order in which you carry out your plans in order to get a great outcome. God’s word teaches us to live simply and walk humbly and stay planted in what we were created to do. Don’t be discouraged.. Be encouraged. God is on your side and He will never give up on you. That’s good news.

Thanks for your prayers and partnership in our work.

Godspeed.

Steve

And don’t sit around too long thinking about it. Get out there and have a go!!! All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent.
— Isaiah 28:29