blessingourbarnsIn the midst of our corn maze season, I thought of this scripture today.  God has truly blessed everything we put our hands to.  He is faithful to His Word and loves us more than any of us deserve.

His Blessing …

For whatever reason, people are drawn to our farm.  We sit on 80 acres right in the center of the suburbs.  Houses, schools, and grocery stores surround us.

Since I grew up riding the tractor with my Daddy and playing in barns, this scene isn’t overly exciting to me.  But to the average kid who lives in a housing development, tractors – cows – hay rides and the like are super special.   It is our pleasure to see children and families enjoying our property the few months we open to the public.

God takes our meager efforts and multiplies them and I am grateful!  We use what marketing skills God has given us and He does the rest.  He brings in the customers and provides our agricultural home-place for families to spend the day.

Thank You Father!

Deuteronomy 28:1-14
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully followall his commandsI give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.  All these blessings will come on youand accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:

You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.  The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.  Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left,  following other gods and serving them.

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