While we are tossing the bails of hay upon the truck, a freezing rain started to pelt the ground. I wondered just how much damage a little bit of ice could have upon the hay. Let’s face it, hay is planted outside, grown outside, and even harvested outside until it is placed in a barn to be returned to the outside to be given to the cows for breakfast, lunch, and supper.
I wondered why my uncle just didn’t release the cows where the hay was located, and save us all a great deal of time and effort. I wanted to mention to my uncle about my questions, and even tell him my theories on how to care, feed, and take care of his herd. I didn’t want to come across as a “Know it All” since I didn’t own a cow of my own.
However, I have discovered some of the best experts in any field have not actually done what they are telling you to do! I have found this true with parenting advice, marriage advice, pastoring advice, etc… but the more my uncle told us that the cows would starve if we didn’t get all the hay in the barn before the bad weather came upon us.
I couldn’t stand it anymore and I called his bluff. I asked him, “Are you telling me that if the snow gets on the hay, the cows will not eat it and starve?” My uncle listened to my question and gave this reply, “The cows will eat it before they eat a snowball, but they won’t like it.”
Question answered! My uncle was telling me that there were different of levels of taste in hay, but the best level would be hay freshly cut and placed in a barn. My uncle wanted what was best for his cows, but the thought of a cow making a snowball and then eating it were firmly planted in my mind till this day!
In life, I want the best that God has in store for me. I don’t want to be removed from God’s will for my life and miss out what God wants me to experience. What God provides for us will never be followed by regret! The joy that Christ has in mind for His followers is never second hand, or intended for someone else but somehow falls into our laps. To receive God’s blessings, you must have the mind of God.
1 John 2:15-17 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
Ask God for the best blessings in your life, don’t settle for a “snowball” for supper when you can eat from your Heavenly Father’s wonderful table.
Remember, don’t give in to sin. Think about it!
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