“The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand” (Deut. 28:12)
After the farmer has plowed the field, planted the seeds, weeded, and fertilized; he is left to watch the clouds – helpless to control the rains. The heavens are God’s storehouse of blessings and completely out of our control.
After all your hard work, all your toil, sweat, and tender care, the increase still belongs to God. Every day people strive for success without achieving it. Turns out that the intangible things, the things often attributed to luck, happenstance, or serendipity have more control over your life than you do. You have no say in what the weather will be, when and where you are born, the mood of your boss, or the traffic along your commute. The uncountable and unquantifiable belongs to God.
So accept vulnerability and weakness. Accept your limitations and inabilities. When we do that, we are prepared to lean upon the God of all understanding. The omnipotent I AM becomes our guardian and guide, and after we have plowed and planted, we farmers can simply sleep peacefully as we await His rains in their season.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.” (Jas. 1:17)
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