I received an email from C.P. Foster, an FCFI board member from Pennsylvania, just in time to include it here. It came from a morning devotion for those facing tough decisions.
These words come from Charles Spurgeon, one of the great evangelical preachers of the late 1800s: “When calm reigns on the sea, spread the sails as you will. The ship does not move to its harbor, for on a slumbering ocean the keel sleeps too. Let the winds rush and howl, and let the waters lift themselves. Though the vessel may rock and her deck may be washed with waves and her mast may crack under pressure of the full and swelling sail, it is then that she makes headway towards her desired haven.”
Is this you today?
While those words don’t sound too reassuring, many farmers are in this boat. But our assurance comes when we truly seed God’s plan. He does have a plan for you — one you can trust. But you have to seek it to discover it.
Colossians 3: 12-13 offers more guidance: “…as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, put on compassion, kindness, humbleness and patience; bearing with and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”
We all want to get to the desired haven in our lives, our families, our churches and even in organizations we serve. Make a difference, but in the right way.
May God bless you as you seek his guidance. May you make this day and every day ahead matter for eternity.
Brown is the northeast regional coordinator for Fellowship of Christian Farmers International. For more about FCFI, fcfi.org.